Vodacom to start discussions with Please Call Me inventor

Vodacom said it plans to initiate discussions with Please Call Me “inventor” Nkosana Makate to compensate him for his idea.

This follows a Constitutional Court order instructing Vodacom to negotiate with Makate to determine “reasonable compensation”.

Makate told the Sunday Times he wants 15c of every rand the Please Call Me service has generated in revenue.

The City Press reported that Makate’s team estimated the compensation amount to be around R10 billion.

Vodacom said in a statement it is “planning to initiate discussions with Mr Makate within the time frame outlined by the Constitutional Court to determine a reasonable compensation on the Please Call Me matter”.

“Vodacom is fully committed to conducting these negotiations in good faith and concluding them as soon as is practicably possible.”

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