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PnP Mobile Introduces Paperless RICA Process for South Africans

Pick n Pay's Mobile Virtual Network (MVN) will now allow subscribers to RICA their SIM cards through a completely paperless process. “Pick n Pay and our partners, TymeBank, are making it possible for our PnP Mobile customers to enjoy a...

How to RICA a Sim Card Using Vodacom’s ChatBot TOBi

With social distancing as the new norm, one of the most innovative and convenient ways to Self-RICA is through TOBi - Vodacom’s chatbot and trusted self-service team member - which allows existing Vodacom customers to RICA prepaid SIMs from...

Vodacom de-registers SIM card fraudsters

Vodacom is de-registering approximately one million inactive SIM cards as part of a series of steps to help improve the effectiveness of the RICA Act. On 1 July 2011, the requirement for the de-activation of all unregistered SIM cards as...

RICA: Vodacom blocks one million SIM cards

South African mobile cellular network Vodacom, has described the just-ended SIM card registration process as a huge success. Responding to questions from ITNewsAfrica on 8 July 2011, Vodacom says about one million SIM cards out of an estimated 27 million...

ISPA urges SA Gov to examine RICA

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) is urging the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ) to take a fresh look at the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provisions of Communication-related Information Act (RICA). The DOJ...

MTN RICAs about 80% mobile subscribers

ONE of South Africa's leading cellular mobile operators - MTN says more than 80% of its subscriber base has complied with the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (RICA) by completing the sim card registration process before the 30...

10 million South Africans may go offline

ABOUT 10 million South Africans connected to SA’s four mobile networks may be switched off on 1 July 2011, due to unregistered sim cards. As the RICA deadline looms, a majority of the population's  personal details have not been...

SA service providers warn against mobile fraud

The Wireless Application Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (WASPA) has moved to correct misperceptions that RICA legislation may offer some protection against mobile fraud. The truth is that RICA is not designed to prevent mobile consumers from becoming victims...

Internet Service Providers decry RICA provisions

The Internet Service Providers' Association of South Africa (ISPA) has expressed concern over the new law that requires mobile cellular phone users to register with the new board. On Monday, ISPA welcomed renewed focus by the Department of Justice on...
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