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Merchants making money off illegal sale of pre-Rica'd sim cards

The illegal trade of so-called pre-Rica’d sim cards, already registered on the database, continues to threaten the integrity of the communication act.

The Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act (RICA) requires sim cards to be registered to a person with a corresponding ID number and home address.

Caller, Abdul said that despite law, he was able to access sealed and pre-Rica’d sim cards from five different vendors on Long Street and offered feedback from his findings.

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Regulatory advisor at Ellipsis Regulatory Solutions, Dominic Cull said law enforcement has waned in their ability to manage the illegal practice.


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