Nkosana Makate has revealed publicly for the first time that Vodacom offered him a settlement of R47-million during his latest compensation talks with the telecommunications giant.
Author: Ray Mahlaka
A finding by the commission last week regarding MTN’s empowerment scheme’s contravention of the B-BBEE Act will have wide implications for similar schemes operated by other listed companies.
Nkosana Makate’s drawn-out efforts to be financially compensated for inventing the “please call me” concept have led to another dramatic and nasty clash with lawyers.
The South African Post Office, which faces ongoing criticism from the public over delays in mail and parcel deliveries, wants to revive its long-stated plan of becoming an online shopping delivery player.
Trading as a newly listed entity on the JSE for barely six hours on Wednesday, MultiChoice had already angered communications regulator Icasa.
The saga has also sparked a fierce debate about whether Makate or Vodacom’s rival MTN is the true inventor of the “please call me” service.
The supreme court of appeal ruled on Thursday that it is up to the social development department to consider drafting legislation that will protect social grant beneficiaries from predatory practices.
A judgment by the constitutional court that compels former social development minister Bathabile Dlamini to pay 20% of the legal costs associated with the social grants fiasco out of her own pocket is a significant development.
More than R260-million. That is how much the now-defunct Gupta media entities The New Age and Infinity Media scored from government advertising contracts from 2011 to 2018.
Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma has used his first visit to South Africa to encourage governments in Africa to support small businesses to address the crippling challenge of unemployment.