Vodacom says R47 million offer to 'Please Call Me' inventor is 'overly generous'

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‘Please Call Me’ inventor Nkosana Makate.
‘Please Call Me’ inventor Nkosana Makate.
Sunday Times

Vodacom says the R47 million its CEO offered "Please Call Me" inventor, Nkosana Makate, is already "overly generous". 

This comes ahead of a hearing next month for the review of the compensation which SA's largest cellular company offered Makate for coming up with the "Please Call Me" concept two decades ago when he was a trainee accountant. 

Makate says the R47 million is not enough and is demanding an amount that is more than R10 billion. The multibillion-rand figure is based on Makate's argument that he was promised compensation for the concept on the basis of a share in the revenue that it would generate. 

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