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Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act, 2002 (Act 70 of 2002)

Chapter 9 : Criminal proceedings, offences and penalties

49. Unlawful interception of communication


(1) Any person who intentionally intercepts or attempts to intercept, or authorises or procures any other person to intercept or attempt to intercept, at any place in the Republic, any communication in the course of its occurrence or transmission, is guilty of an offence.


(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the—
(a) interception of a communication as contemplated in sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9; or
(b) monitoring of a signal or radio frequency spectrum as contemplated in sections 10 and 11.