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'Please call me’ case dismissed

Nkosana Makate took Vodacom to court after claiming he conceptualised the ‘Please call me’ idea.

Nkosana Makate took Vodacom to court after claiming he conceptualised the ‘Please call me’ idea.

JOHANNESBURG - A civil case against Vodacom by a man claiming he invented the 'Please call me' system has been dismissed with costs in the High Court in Johannesburg.

Former employee Nkosana Makate took Vodacom to court after claiming he conceptualised the idea while working for the company, but was never given any recognition or payment.

The matter was heard before Judge Phillip Coppin, who this morning read a brief statement as it was dismissed.

The reasons for the dismissal of Makate's case have not yet been made available.

Judge Coppin took less than two minutes with the dismissal while full copy of the judgment is expected to be released soon.

Makate was in court today, but says the ruling is not the end of the road for his case.

The former Vodacom employee says he will continue his fight against the telecommunications giant at the Constitutional Court.

For a full breakdown of the case including a timeline of events, click here.