“Please Call Me” inventor back in court

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The inventor of Vodacom’s “Please Call Me” Nkosana Makate will be back at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday to face Vodacom over the offer of R47 million Vodacom made to him for coming up with the concept.

He has since refused the offer claiming his concept is worth billions.

He is now turning to the High Court to review Vodacom’s offer.

Vodacom claims it does not owe him more than the offered R47 million as “Please Call Me” is a free service which does not generate income.

Please Call Me

In February 2019, Vodacom conceded that it could have done things differently with regard to the Please Call Me saga.

In the video, Makate responds to Vodacom:

R 70 million

In January 2019, about 200 protesters from the Please Call Me Movement marched to Vodacom headquarters demanding R70 billion for Makate.

In the video, the protestors gathered at the mobile communication giant’s head office holding placards reading “Vodacom Stop Racism”:

In 2016, the Constitutional Court ordered Vodacom to enter into compensation negotiations with Makate: