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Posted on: Wednesday, 28 April 2010

It’s No Joke at the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 1 May

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It's no Joke

It’s no Joke

If you haven’t yet heard of the 46664 campaign – let me enlighten you.  This is a campaign inspired by both the leadership and vision of Nelson Mandela and initially its focus was on creating global awareness of HIV AIDS. It did this by staging a number of sporting events and international concerts throughout the world.

Now the focus has widened its gaze and supports not only global awareness of HIV AIDS but also a broader spectrum of the humanitarian work of the Nelson Mandela charitable organizations. If you’re wondering where the campaign name comes from you may be surprised at what a powerful name it is, it is taken from the date Nelson Mandela was incarcerated (1964) and his prison number, 466, at Robben Island

In June 2008 following Mr Mandela’s 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park, 46664 launched the inaugural Mandela Day in recognition of his legacy and ongoing work of his charitable organisations. Mandela Day is celebrated annually on his birthday which is July 18. On 11 November 2009 the United Nations decided unanimously that they would endorse the day and from now on the 18th of July will be known as Nelson Mandela International Day. Pretty cool hey! The 46664 campaign in supported by over 100 international ambassadors from both the world of entertainment and sport.

Those of you who live in Gauteng will be pleased to hear that the 46664 It’s No Joke is coming to the Sandton Convention Centre on Saturday 1 May. This is one of the biggest comedy productions to take place live on stage in South Africa. In February this year Eddie Izzard performed in SA in support of the 46664 campaign and his shows were sold out in a matter of hours. Let us show our support for our South African comedians to ensure they perform to a sold out crowd.

This is probably one of the only times you will see South Africa’s ten top comedians all on one stage, in one performance. Laugh out loud to the wit and charm of Tumi Morake, Trevor Noah, Riaad Moosa, Nik Rabinowitz, Ndumiso Lindi, Marc Lottering, John Vlismas, David Kau, Chris Forrest and Barry Hilton. This is all brought to you by Real Concerts and 46664.

Tim Massey, International Director of 46664, says:

We are delighted with the success of the 46664 It’s No Joke comedy shows and we are inspired by the support of these brilliant comedians, who have given their time once again in support of the 46664 campaign. By using comedy we have a new platform to add to music and sport that delivers our message on social justice whilst calling upon each of us to help improve our society.”

This really isn’t a joke, make sure you get your tickets today before they’re sold out.

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Tickets start at R150 a ticket and can be purchased from Computicket.

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Tania Stephenson


Tania loves to cook and create magic in the kitchen for family and friends (or even just herself). Be it finding a new recipe or making a tried and tested dish from her recipe folder - the kitchen is her sanctuary. Find her hanging out with friends round the braai or curled up on the couch reading the latest crime drama. With a spring in her step and a song in her heart you’ll find her supporting local artists in theatre, music and dance – from a hip hop competition or the latest musical on stage at Artscape in Cape Town. Enjoying all things culture she likes to share her experiences and delights with those around her.

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