Vodacom is on a wild goose chase as they sit on a treasure chest worth R61.1 million – unable to track down the shareholders to whom this pot belongs.
Do people not want money?
The case of Vodacom trying intensely to give people their YeboYethu bucks is certainly an odd one on the surface. People are usually slow to part with money, not to be granted more. However, when you aren’t aware that you’ve got big rands awaiting you, you may continue your day-to-day naively, unaware that you are the X that marks the spot on the treasure map. YeboYethu is BBE initiative, but by nature, it needs to pay out its accumulations to be effective. So where are the recipients and why can’t they be found? Vodacom’s detectives scratch their heads.
The mysterious shareholders appear to be difficult to get in contact with, stemming from changed details. The communication giant Vodacom has confirms that they have been “unable to contact these shareholders, notwithstanding significant cost and efforts in trying to trace them,” according to Vodacom’s spokesperson, Byron Kennedy.
Significant cost and effort indeed. They’ve trudged through trenches to try and spread the word for the YeboYethu recipients, but it seems as though they are yelling into the void. From using radio campaigns in different languages to utilising tracing services and running outbound call campaigns with dedicated call centre agents, – the mobile giant has made leaps and strides in trying to reach the thousands of stakeholders, as BusinessInsider reports.
It’s also not their first time embarking on the goose chase. Last year August saw the total amount soar at R73 million in dividends as BusinessTech reminds.
If people do want their treasures, here’s what to do!
- Give Vodacom a ring
YeboYethu shareholders who haven’t received dividends from 2014 can contact the call centre (who are probably trying to contact the mysterious stakeholders as we speak) on 011 581 7850 or 082 241 0001.
- Or pop them an email
[email protected] is your link whereby you can make enquiries and additionally ensure that your banking details are up-to-date.
- Cruise through the website here.