Vodacom lacks most of the records required to determine how much it owes Nkosana Makate for the Please Call Me product, the cellular giant argues in court papers that seek to have a fresh application tossed out of the Constitutional Court. However, Nkateko Nyoka, Vodacom's chief legal and regulatory officer, denied in his affidavit filed this week that this statement was part of another set of delaying tactics. Nyoka said negotiations had disintegrated in September last year after Makate had "unilaterally" terminated talks and approached the court in November. Vodacom had demonstrated it was "at all times acting in good faith". It had tendered access to its information systems and relevant documents but with the necessary safeguards to protect customer information, he said. His affidavit follows claims by Makate in an affidavit filed in November seeking clarity on the Constitutional Court ruling that bound Vodacom to negotiate and compensate him for his Please Call Me idea, which Vo...

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