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Rica helping to jail criminals – deputy minister

The Sim card registration law, better known as Rica, has proven useful in helping police secure convictions with intercepted cellphone evidence, deputy justice minister Andries Nel said on Tuesday. “Increasingly, law enforcement officials

After the Ricapocalypse

SA cellular operators are yet to provide details of how many subscribers were disconnected from their networks on Thursday night as the deadline arrived for consumers to register their Sim cards under the Regulation of

Rica, or bust

South Africans who do not have their Sim cards registered by the end of the day on Thursday will have their cellphone numbers deactivated. Rica is the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act, which

Operators make progress as Rica deadline nears

With just a day left before mobile operators are forced to switch off customers that haven’t registered their Sim cards, only Telkom’s 8ta has completed the process. Deputy communications minister Obed Bapela said on Wednesday

ISPs want rethink on Rica

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) wants the department of justice & constitutional development to relook at the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (Rica) because of the “near-impossible burden of

Operators in final Rica push

The deadline for consumers to comply with SA’s Sim card registration law is 30 June and, according to communications minister Roy Padayachie, no extension will be granted. This comes after the original deadline of 31 December 2010 was extended

Cabinet ‘yes’ to Rica extension

Cabinet has approved a six-month extension of the deadline for the registration of mobile phone users because too few had complied so far, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Consumers, operators get Rica reprieve

The department of justice has yielded to requests from the mobile operators to extend the deadline by when consumers have to register their Sim cards. The new deadline is 30 June 2011.

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