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Please Call Me inventor accused of ‘misdiagnosing’ case

Vodafone has accused ‘Please Call Me’ (PCM) inventor Nkosana Makate of ‘misdiagnosing’ its intentions in its application to be admitted as a friend of the court in his legal battle with Vodacom.


Independent Media apologises for X account claim

The Independent Media group has apologised to a University of KZN lecturer after accusing him of being the mastermind behind the viral ghost social media X account, @goolammv, reports News24.


SABC execs axed over ad deal

Two senior SABC executives have been fired for trying to hide a multimillion-rand advertising share agreement with an external service provider.


Vodafone accused of interfering in ‘Please Call Me’ saga

‘Please Call Me’ (PCM) inventor Nkosana Makate has accused telecommunications multinational Vodafone, which is trying to intervene in his two-decade legal battle with Vodacom, of exaggerating the financial impact of his claim against the local company.


Lab systems partially deleted over ransomware attack

All the internal and external IT systems of the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) remain down following an attempted ransomware attack by an unidentified actor this past weekend, reports Fin24.


DStv and MultiChoice to sell bulk of insurance business

DStv and MultiChoice have inked a R1.2bn cash deal to sell 60% of its insurance business, NMS Insurance Services, to Africa's largest non-bank financial services group Sanlam.


631 Vodacom workers fired for alleged fraud

Vodacom dismissed 631 workers and contractors for fraud in the year to end-March after the mobile communications group investigated more than 8 000 cases, says Business Day report.


Crypto marketer gets bail in fraud case

Neil de Waal, a promoter for multi-level marketing scheme GS Partners (GSP), has been granted R15 000 bail in the Benoni Magistrate's Court after making an appearance on charges of fraud.


Panday wins round one in R47m fraud case

The state’s case against Durban businessman Thoshan Panday and eight others has been dealt a blow after the KZN High Court (Durban) ordered the state to hand over cellphone recordings it had ‘illegally’ intercepted.


Cell C says no to new call termination rates

Cell C says it does not believe new call termination regulations aimed at cutting voice communication costs and giving smaller players a leg up will actually work, arguing that the move will favour Vodacom and MTN.


DStv ‘piracy kingpin’ arrested

Multichoice has confirmed the arrest of the alleged content piracy kingpin behind Waka TV.


MultiChoice accepts Canal+'s 'fair' offer

Standard Bank, roped in as an independent expert to consider French media giant Canal+'s R125 per share offer for MultiChoice, has determined the offer is fair and reasonable.


Tracking platform addressed in Modack trial

SA-born Larry Hurwitz – who developed the pinging platform allegedly used for illegal tracking of targets by Nafiz Modack – testified from the US about the capabilities of the technology, during Modack and his co-accused's murder and racketeering trial running in the Western Cape High Court.


Moneyweb hacked and extorted over Banxso articles

Moneyweb’s website has been the victim of massive sporadic cyber attacks and extortionary demands linked to its reporting of possible ties between Banxso and fake investment schemes using the identities of business icons such as Johann Rupert, Elon Musk and Nicky Oppenheimer.


Private talks planned to resolve Please Call Me saga

Vodacom and former employee Kenneth Makate this week plan to enter private talks to discuss his compensation for a popular call-back phone service he proposed more than two decades ago, hoping to reach an out-of-court settlement.


Makate agrees to meet with Vodacom

Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate has agreed to meet with Vodacom following last week’s SCA ruling, says a report in The Mercury.


Vodacom lodges ‘Please Call Me’ ConCourt application

Vodacom has lodged an application with the Constitutional Court for leave to appeal the SCA ruling on the ‘Please Call Me’ matter.


Another twist in the ‘Please Call Me’ saga

If Nkosana Makate invented the Please Call Me service, the subject of the ongoing 15-year-old court case between him and Vodacom, where is his patent? Or even his application for one?


Car dealership cybercrime appeal upheld

Cybercrime was once again the topic of a legal wrangle, this time between two car sale companies, with the one who bought two bakkies from the other, only to discover after delivery of the vehicles that cybercriminals had intercepted the electronic payment made for the vehicles.


Legal threat over SABC’s plans to cut rerun fees

The SABC now wants to stop paying fees for rebroadcasts which will deprive thousands of actors and writers of income from reruns.





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