Update by Marc Aupiais
It does seem from later press, that the RICA (Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information Act) act will require cellular companies to record, and archive in accordance with identifiable details of users: all voice communications over their networks, to be stored in the archive, which the state will have access to, via a court order, in a manner in which conversations can be linked to individuals. The act, as previously mentioned, would require text messages, and emails to be kept in an archive by cellular companies and seemingly also Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
IOL's The Star claims, as had IOL's Pretoria News, in a separate article:
"While cellphone operators will be obliged to keep a record of SMSes, emails and voice calls in an archive for access by authorities, cellphone calls can be monitored only with the permission of a judge."
(IOL (Secular; independent; South African): via The Star : 02 / 07 | July / 2009 )
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