On 2nd December 2018 in South Africa, Global Citizen brought together its largest contingency of heads of state, dignitaries, a group of the world’s most talented artists and influencers, and thousands of global citizens to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela. Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 set a historic stage for not only donor countries but also for African countries standing up for his hope for the future, making sure that Africa was standing up and getting its voice heard.
At the event, His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, addressed FNB Stadium and viewers around the world with a message of Global Citizenship, committing RAND 2 million for youth in South Africa, and announcing the government’s intention to spend RAND 6 billion to provide free access to school for poor children in South Africa.
Celebrities that graced the event included top popstars, Beyonce and husband Jay-Z; Ed Sheeran, Usher; Model Naomi Campbell, Chris Martin, Pharrell Williams and Oprah Winfrey.
|Beyonce and Jay-Z|
|Beyonce in a duet with Ed Sheeran|
|Chris Martin and Pharrell Williams in join-performance|
|Usher in dazzling performance|
|Soweto Gospel Choir|