Concourt ruling against Vodacom 'a great victory' for 'Please Call Me' inventor
Kenneth Nkosana Makate, inventor of the 'Please Call Me' service has finally been vindicated after a Constitutional Court ruling against his former employer Vodacom.
After 15 years of seeking justice, the ConCourt ruled that Vodacom acted wrongfully when it refused to compensate Makate.
The courts found that Vodacom's refusal to compensate Makate was unethical and dishonest.Mia Lindeque, EWN reporter
EWN's Mia Lindeque says that Makate took the concept to the mobile network giant in 2000.
He only began the legal battle in 2008, while Vodacom made billions of rands off of his idea.
The courts found that there was a verbal agreement between management and Makate, which remains binding.
Vodacom will have to negotiate on the compensation share, which Lindeque says Makate has set at 15%.
The High Court previously found that former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig tried to write Makate out of the concept for financial reasons.
Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report:
Afternoon Drive's Xolani Gwala spoke to Makate, who says the Constitutional Court's ruling is a relief.
Listen to Makate below....
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