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Top court questions surveillance laws

Justice Chris Jafta says Rica legislation is one of the ‘worst drafted’ laws he has ever seen

Rica has five constitutional and other flaws

The piece of legislation requires you to give all your details when getting a new SIM card

State wants drivers to ‘Rica’ their licences

Drivers may soon have to show proof of residence to keep their licences valid, in a plan similar to the Rica system for cellphones and bank accounts.

Getting reactivated after Rica is simple

With just under a million SIMs locked on the Vodacom network after the Rica deadline, getting reconnected is still possible.

MTN, Vodacom on track to meet Rica deadline

Mobile phone operators MTN and Vodacom are on track to meet a June deadline for registering users for Rica, part of an effort against crime.

Rica a security minefield, says Kaspersky

Security specialist Kaspersky Lab said RICA, requiring proof of ID and residence, could compromise South African citizens' security.

Rica deadline extended by six months

Cabinet has approved a six-month extension of the deadline for the registration of cellphone users because too few had complied so far.

Consumers, operators get Rica reprieve

The Department of Justice has yielded to requests from the mobile operators to extend the Rica deadline to June 30, 2011.

Rica: You need to register your 3G SIM card, too

Your internet service provider is best-placed to tell you where to register.

How to become Rica compliant

Rica deadline may be extended but rather be safe than sorry.

Rica: ‘Let common sense prevail’

The Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (Rica) is not just for those with cellphones -- it affects all internet users too.

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