A group of South Africans are going to try to break a Guinness World Record by streaming more than 120 hours and 23  minutes of movies via Telkom‘s fibre network.

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Previous record holder Canadian Suresh Joachim  lost the title to Ashish Sharma in India in 2008. Joachim will be flying to Johannesburg to compete with the 10 other South African participants to see who can last the longest.

I have never been to South Africa and I am particularly excited about visiting the country and competing for the title with the local participants.

The streaming will begin on 09 December and will last until the 13th at The Sheds @1Fox in Johannesburg.

More than 60 movies will be streamed non-stop via Telkom’s fibre networks and an adjudicator from Guinness World Records will check that all the rules are followed. The event is open to the public and you can go catch a movie any time of the day or night as the streaming will be taking place 24 hours a day during the 5 days. Tickets cost R30 each, with the proceeds being donated to LifeLine.

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