What is "RICA"?

RICA is the "Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act". We know it's quite a mouthful, but under this law all current and new cellphone users in South Africa must register their SIM cards. 

This means that we need the following information and documentation when you register your SIM card at a retail outlet::

1. Cellphone number
2. The SIM card to be registered
3. Full names and surname
4. Proof of identity: Green bar-coded ID document OR Temporary ID certificate OR Passport.
5. Your home address on a document such as a bank statement, municipal bill, cellphone or retail account (not older than 3 months), existing lease, rental or credit agreement, insurance policy, current TV or motor vehicle license document that includes your name and residential address OR if you live in an informal settlement you can provide a letter and/or affidavit from a school, church or retail store where you receive your post (this letter must be on an official letterhead or have the stamp of the school, church or retail store).

Click here for your nearest store to complete the RICA process.


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