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What area are you in?If you take out a new/upgrade your contract with CellC via Sales (084)145, they don't charge a connection fee. It's just the franchises that charge it as far as I know.
That said, the CellC network has all but collapsed, so pay the damn R202 and move to Vodacom.
Cell C quietly increased its SIM & connection fee by 71% from R114 to R195 between July and August 2014, but still remains cheaper than Vodacom and Telkom Mobile.