Vodacom Please Call Me battle - Knott-Craig gives his full story

marine1

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Disgusting behaviour, these top dogs are nothing more than thieves getting mega rich on the backs of hard working people.
This employee should be rewarded simple as that.
 

Johand

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I am still trying to understand the basis of the claim. As far as I understand Nkosana Makate was an employee at the time. Was there some kind of employment incentive plan in the contract? I am no legal expert but as far as I understand that ideas you develop while in the employ of a company, and you do it on the company clock - then that idea belongs to the company. They don't necessarily own whats in your head -- but if even part of the process was done in the company then they can have a legal claim to it as far as I understand?

Otherwise people would quit companies left, right and center during the late phases of product development!

But I do not have all the facts... the entire case seem really really strange to me....
 

Boris Becker

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If you come with an idea for a product which is related to your job, that's one thing but if it's unrelated to your position, than it's not clear cut.
 

neiln329

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Sounds like something Steve Jobs (AKC) would do. Overhear an idea from colleague, tell them how crap it is and a week later tell everyone what brilliant idea he just thought off!!
 

Marcan

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Let that greedy Vodacon pay this Makate out, instead of wasting 100's of thousands on legal firms. Let AKC work on fulfilling his promise that the Cell C network would be "perfect" end of November. We all know that he's beating around the bush, being disingenuous, to say it diplomatically. Let's move one, indeed a storm in a teacup.
 
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