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Nkosana Makate has hit out at Vodacom for portraying him as “greedy and unreasonable” after the company said it had been generous in its compensation offer to him.
Vodacom's head of legal and regulatory Nkateko Nyoka said that the mobile operator is keeping its options open when it comes to pursuing legal measures against the Please Call Me movement and others.
The protests outside Vodacom’s head office are the latest twist in a story that spans 19 years, involving multiple court challenges, millions of rands in claims and high profile politicians coming out to bat for Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate.
ANC Gauteng deputy chairperson Panyaza Lesufi is talking to the minister of finance about government's transversal contracts with Vodacom.
Vodacom is paying out 'reasonable compensation' to a former employee of the South African mobile-network operator for his idea to develop a popular call-back service.
Nkosana Makate won the right to be paid for invention, but he and Vodacom have not yet agreed on an amount. Now he says KPMG is withholding information he needs.
The Please Call Me service was never treated as revenue generative, mobile network provider Vodacom has revealed.
Negotiations between the inventor of 'Please Call Me' Kenneth Makate and Vodacom have hit a brick wall with the matter going back to court.
The mobile network has been told to delay full payment to a former employee credited with the idea for a popular calling service, pending the outcome of a dispute.
The Constitutional Court has slammed former Vodacom executives’ version of how the company’s 'Please Call Me' product started.
Vodacom has asserted that its group CEO Shameel Joosub was not conflicted when he made a final offer of compensation to a former employee who proposed the Please Call Me service.
Vodacom said it is committed to paying reasonable compensation to the Please Call me inventor Nkosane Makate and the possibility of amending its offer "does not exist".
The roughly 200 protesters who congregated outside Vodacom’s closed head offices in Midrand to show their support for Please Call Me Inventor Nkosana Makate have started to disperse.
Vodacom is getting a very public political scolding for saying it has reached a settlement with Please Call Me inventor Kenneth Makate – including from Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, the minister that oversees its sector.
Negotiations regarding a settlement between the creator of the 'Please call me' service and Vodacom have reached a deadlock.
The Constitutional Court has dismissed the Please Call Me creator's latest application in which he claimed Vodacom could determine the revenue generated by the service.
Vodacom says it is committed to negotiations with ‘Please Call Me’ inventor, Kenneth Makate, after the company filed court papers this week.
Vodacom has said negotiations to compensate a former employee who is credited with the idea for a popular calling service could be delayed because of a dispute.
Inventor of Vodacom’s Please Call Me service, Kenneth Nkosana Makate, says he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards telecoms veteran Alan Knott-Craig.
South Africa’s highest legal authority, the Constitutional Court, has ruled that Vodacom must compensate the inventor of the 'Please Call Me' product.
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