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Vodacom ‘can’t offer Makate more money’

Vodacom cannot pay the “inventor” of the “please call me” service, Nkosana Makate, more money because the outcome of the deadlock-breaking mechanism is legally binding, the company said on Friday.

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Behind the ‘Please call me’ case

It is not clear why the legal battle between Nkosana Makate, the man who claims he invented the “Please call me” service, and telecoms giant Vodacom has so captured the imagination of the South African public. Perhaps it is because of the classic David and Goliath proportions of the saga, or perhaps it is a

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Wealthy backers in ‘Please call me’ case

A group of wealthy businessmen have emerged as the financial backers of a former Vodacom employee’s civil claim involving the company’s “Please call me” service, Business Day reported on Monday. Pretoria attorney Chris Schoeman and two partners