'Please Call Me' inventor Nkosana Makate wants closer to R10bn

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Armed with a hefty team of senior advocates he said he is confident about success of his application
In a saga that has been ongoing for nearly 21 years, the inventor of "Please Call Me", Nkosana Makate, yet again turned to court to get what is owed to him - not the R47 million as calculated by Vodacom, but rather closer to R10 billion, without interest, he said.

The Gauteng High Court Pretoria, is presiding over Makate's review application over the next three days.

While counsel are presenting their case from offices at Menlyn Corporate Park, Judge Wendy Hughes is hearing the matter virtually.

Armed with a hefty team of senior advocates, Makate said that he is confident about the success of his application.

The court is asked to review the compensation offered to him as calculated by Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub.

This followed a ruling by the Constitutional Court in 2016, when Vodacom was ordered to enter into negotiations with Makate to find a fair compensation.

While it was all around agreed…
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