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.
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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.
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.
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.