The South African government can spy on your digital communications without anyone knowing
Many South Africans are not aware that the government has its own systems to intercept and monitor communications in the country. This was highlighted in a recent interview with Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub, who explained that the South African government’s interception and monitoring centre was established 15 years ago.
The planning for this centre started shortly after the attacks in New York on 11 September 2001 as a measure to fight terrorism in the country.
Legislation was put in place for the government to snoop on citizens, and operators were forced to install equipment which provided the government with access to their networks.
This equipment makes it possible for the interception and monitoring centre to spy on citizens without any cooperation from telecoms operators.
|The South African government can spy on you without anyone knowing
Not many South Africans know that the government has its own interception and monitoring centre.