Want to watch Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Usher & Oprah in Joburg? Here's how

YES! Beyonce is coming to South Africa

An worldwide concert that will celebrate the life and times of world icon, former President Nelson Mandela, will be held in South Africa at the end of the year.

They'll be joined by additional performers including Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Femi Kuti, Usher, Wizkid, and more.

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Tickets to the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 are free. The "Mandela 100" campaign seeks to mobilise Dollars $1 billion in new commitments for the world's poorest, with USD $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide. "Performing at Global Citizen Festival is a small tribute to his legacy and I can not wait to take the stage in December".

"On every way that we measure outcomes - the number of citizens engaged, the number of policy outcomes that are achieved, the number of lives that are affected as a result of those policy outcomes - we believe it has the potential to be the most significant campaign we've ever been part of", Evans told AFP. In order to obtain a ticket to festival, you are encouraged to take action in the initiatives of Global Citizen.

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Mazbouh fiercely criticized the way she had been treated, claiming she was "harassed by taxi drivers and men in the street". Mazboh later posted a second video apologising to "respectable Egyptians" for her remarks.


Global Citizens, the advocacy organisation behind the festival, has already secured over $2.9 billion this year to help benefit the lives of 500 million people by 2030. "There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg", said Global Citizen.

In the United States, President Donald Trump has called for slashing foreign assistance by one-third, although Congress has largely resisted his "America First" push on aid.

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South Africa is finally welcoming Beyoncé to take to the stage this year at the Global Citizen Festival on 2 December at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

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