Ticket System

Going to cinema, theatre or concerts used to mean you had to go out and purchase tickets, making sure not to misplace them before the actual event takes place. Problem solved, thanks to Percy Tucker, life-long supporter of  SA live arts who was born in the small town of Benoni, Gauteng in 1928. Despite the fact he knew next to nothing about computers, Mr Tucker was the founder of the world's first fully computerised ticket-booking system. Computicket was introduced in South Africa in 1971 and soon went national, forever changing the way entertainment tickets are marketed worldwide.