South African SIM cards: proof of residence

Proof of residence for local SIM cards

All South African mobile phone SIM cards must now be registered under strict new legislation which came into force on 1st July 2009. From that date mobile telecommunications providers operating in the country are required to record a customer’s cell phone number, full name, identity number or passport number and address before activating a new SIM card. This means that should you want to pick up a local SIM card at the airport or on your way to Liz at Lancaster, you will need proof of address during your stay here. In this case please inform me before your departure, so that I can make advance arrangements.

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