In this episode of the podcast, TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod is joined by Ari Kahn, the former MTN contractor who invented and patented the “Callme” service before rival Vodacom.
Browsing: Nkosana Makate
Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has apologised for an altercation she had with an SABC news crew who were filming an ANC provincial rally in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.
It’s now well known that MTN South Africa patented a “please call me”-type service in the early 2000s, beating rival Vodacom to the punch.
A small group of protesters descended on Vodacom’s head office on Thursday to demand Vodacom pays Nkosana Makate, the “inventor” of the “please call me service”, R70-billion.
With Vodacom’s head office in Johannesburg set to be the site of protest action on Thursday by people supporting the operator’s ex-employee, Nkosana Makate, hot-headed politicians would be well advised to avoid inflaming tensions for political gain.