Latest articles on Nkosana Makate

#PleaseCallMe movement urges Vodacom users to ditch the network

Nkosana Makate has been negotiating with Vodacom for several years in an attempt to get “reasonable compensation” for the free message service

Madonsela backs calls for Vodacom to settle Please Call Me saga

The former public protector has urged the mobile company to ‘do the right thing’ by resolving the impasse with the inventor of the phone service

Vodacom ‘Please Call Me’ settlement offer ‘an insult’ – Makate

Vodacom claims to have reached a settlement with Nkosana Makate but he has refuted these claims

‘Please Call Me’ inventor agrees to Vodacom gag order

Vodacom approached the High Court to seek an interdict to prohibit Nkosana Makate from disclosing any information to outside parties

There’s still no answer to Please Call Me. Now they want the arbitrator to hang up

New ‘sideshow’ stalls Nkosana Makate’s negotiation with Vodacom.

Mr Please Call Me’s story destined for a book and the big screen

Rebecca Davis interviews Nkosana Makate, the originator of Vodacom’s free messaging concept, who’s won his 15-year battle against the cellphone giant.

Chirping classes: When Pinky Khoabane comes calling

The contrarian who made her name by stoking controversy in the Sunday papers is using Twitter to champion the little guy in the 'Please Call Me' tale.

‘Please Call Me’ plaintiff got R5m boost

Sterling-Rand has emerged as plaintiff Nkosana Makate's financial backer in the Vodacom Please Call Me case.

Vodacom, Makate wait for ‘Please Call Me’ judgment

Nkosana Makate is now waiting on judgment after his case against his former employer over the invention of its Please Call Me service closed.

Former Vodacom employee’s ‘Please Call Me’ case goes to court

A man claiming that he invented the Please Call Me has been vindicated after Vodacom failed to have the case scrapped, says Business Report.

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