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Two different Please Call Me innovations at play

4 Feb 2019 /  Ray Mahlaka   2
The debate about who the real Please Call Me inventor is doesn’t consider that there are two different innovations by two competing companies, as courts have found.

New twist in battle over Please Call Me revenue generation model

1 Feb 2019 /  Ray Mahlaka   12
Vodacom maintains that Please Call Me didn’t generate direct attributable revenue for the group while inventor, Nkosana Makate, rejects this.

Please Call Me inventor: ‘I haven’t agreed on anything with Vodacom’

13 Jan 2019 /  Ray Mahlaka   31
Nkosana Makate has rejected Vodacom’s undisclosed compensation amount, adding a new twist to the protracted battle between both parties.

Gordhan’s first state-capture revelation: SA’s nuke deal

20 Nov 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka    17
Public enterprises minister becomes the first sitting cabinet member to place Zuma at the centre of state capture.

Shareholder furore over Acsa’s Teflon man

12 Nov 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   1
Shareholders want the board to institute disciplinary action against corruption-accused CEO Bongani Maseko.

Nzimande wants Acsa to probe Gupta Waterkloof plane landing

9 Nov 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka    9
Also requests probe into Oppenheimer family's request to operate private terminal at OR Tambo airport.

Recompense for Steinhoff investors looks grim

31 Oct 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   7
Investors who lost billions when Steinhoff International’s share price collapsed might recoup as much as 20% from their initial investment.

CPS social grants dominance haunts Post Office

19 Oct 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   8
Expert panel wants to review social security agency's decision to source all grant payment services from the state-owned entity.

Net1 accused of overstating financial losses in Sassa fee negotiation

18 Oct 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka    4
The company’s plea for an increase to its social grant payments fee might be undermined by its profits.

PIC inquiry not just about Dan Matjila

18 Oct 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   10
Inquiry’s terms of reference in probing governance, corruption and mismanagement at the continent’s largest money manager are far-reaching.

Court nudges government on illegal deductions from social grants

2 Oct 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   
Suggests the state 'consider' drafting legislation to protect beneficiaries.

State capture inquiry admits Gupta leak e-mails as evidence

28 Sep 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   2
The inquiry ruling also paves the way for witnesses to be questioned at the inquiry based on the e-mails.

Why the Bathabile Dlamini legal cost ruling is significant

28 Sep 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka    6
Judgment indicates that public officials will be directly held to account for their delinquent and reckless actions.

Dlamini slapped with 20% of legal costs in social grants fiasco

27 Sep 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   23
And she might be prosecuted for perjury.

Sassa’s legal costs: D-Day for Bathabile Dlamini

27 Sep 2018 /  Ray Mahlaka   3
ConCourt to decide if she should pay the legal costs associated with the social grants fiasco.
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