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I am a practicing attorney based in South Africa and I will try to assist you with your legal question but please feel free to ask as many follow up questions in order to clarify your initial question. If you have a new question, you must please open a new thread.
In South Africa the rule is that you need at least 1 person's consent in a conversation to record that conversation.
That means that if person A is talking to person B, person A can record the conversation, or person C (with person A's permission) can record the conversation.
If person A is talking to person B and a third party (person C) records the conversation without obtaining permission from either person A or person B, AND person C was not a party to the conversation, then the recording will be illegal. The recording could also NOT be used against person A or person B in court or for anything else.
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