This event will be held on Sunday, 2 December, at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

In his role as an official advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, Kolisi intends to focus on hunger and education, both of which are close to his heart.

“Hunger is huge for me because I grew up with hunger,” said Kolisi.

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“Global Citizen will have a profound impact on both present and future generations of South Africans through its ongoing skills training programme.

“This is fundamental to creating a world free of extreme poverty, especially in a country like South Africa, in which over 50% of young people between the ages of 15 and 25 are unemployed.”

The announcement kicks off Action Journey 3, the third in a series of opportunities for fans and activities to earn their tickets to the event.

These actions include calling on South Africa’s Minister of Labour to achieve equal pay for equal work — regardless of gender, asking the African Union and Government of Burundi to end discriminatory policies that force expectant teen mothers out of school and urging Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana and Nigeria to tackle neglected tropical diseases, especially trachoma.

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– African News Agency