After Vodacom went to court to apply for a gag order against him, Please Call Me inventor Nkosana Makate has agreed to not publicly discuss his settlement negotiations with the mobile operator. Two years after the Constitutional Court ruled that Makate must be compensated for coming up with the idea behind the service, he and Vodacom are still in talks about the "reasonable" amount he should be paid. Vodacom recently referred the matter to its group CEO, Shameel Joosub, for arbitration. On Tuesday, Vodacom approached the High Court in Pretoria to obtain an interdict order prohibiting Makate from disclosing any details about the discussions to external parties. But the matter was not heard as Makate did not oppose it. "Ahead of negotiations between the parties, Mr Makate and Vodacom signed a confidentiality agreement that expressly stated that the content of the negotiations will not be discussed with the media," a Vodacom spokesperson told Business Day. Vodacom believed that Makate ...

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