Vodacom to pay Please Call Me inventor
Deadline looms for Vodacom to pay "Please Call Me" inventor Nkosana Makate
This morning we are in conversation with "Please Call Me" inventor Nkosana Makate, who has been negotiating with Vodacom for several years in an attempt to get "reasonable compensation" his role in the launch of the Please Call Me concept. Currently there are threats by the Please Call Me Movement and politicians to shut down Vodacom on the thirty-first of January if the company does not pay Nkosana Makate. Meanwhile Vodacom says the Please Call Me was an idea, but not an original one, it had already been invented and subsequently patented by MTN. On #SAfmTalkingPoint with Bongi Gwala spoke to Nkosana Makate, a South African who invented the "Please Call Me" concept.