SA stars set for Mandela Aids concert

Former president Nelson Mandela was at the Ellis Park stadium on Monday to greet the South African artists who had agreed to perform in his fifth 46664 concert aimed at fighting HIV/Aids.

Johnny Clegg, Arno Carstens, Loyiso, the Parlotones, Prime Circle and the Soweto Gospel Choir are just some of the local stars scheduled to appear at the 46664 concert later this year.

Mandela arrived on the field in a golf cart to pose for pictures with the musicians.

He had to leave shortly afterwards, helped by his personal assistant, Zelda la Grange.

”You can see in his eyes he wants to stay but he has other duties to fulfil,” said CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Achmat Dangor.

All the artists stayed to make prints of their hands, which will be used to make a giant mural representing the message of the 46664 concert — ”It’s in our hands” — and how South Africa should fight HIV/Aids.

Other South African artists scheduled for the concert are Cassette, Danny K, Goldfish, Jamali, Jozi, Just Jinjer, Louise Carver and Malaika.

International artists including Annie Lennox, Corinne Bailey Rae, Ludacris and the Goo Goo Dolls are just some of the international artists who have already agreed to perform. — Sapa

An actual Black Friday deal

Subscribe for R2/mth for the first three months. Cancel anytime.

Subscribers get access to all our best journalism, subscriber-only newsletters, events and a weekly cryptic crossword.

Related stories


Already a subscriber? Sign in here


Latest stories

Impala Platinum re-enters Royal Bafokeng Platinum buyout bid

The announcement comes just weeks after competitor Northam inked a deal to acquire up to 33.3% of Royal Bafokeng Platinum

Brakes put on foreign truck drivers

New legislation aims to protect local jobs in the transport sector amid questions as to whether SA has enough willing and skilled drivers

SANParks shifts to solar and spekboom

Solar-generated pumps are pumping larger volumes of water for wildlife than diesel used to, and spekboom is helping offset carbon emissions

Mandatory vaccination on cards as Ramaphosa keeps South Africa on...

Ramaphosa calls out world leaders for irrational travel bans as scientists gather evidence on new Omicron variant

press releases

Loading latest Press Releases…