It has just been announced that rugby player and Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi, is now an advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In his role as official advocate for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, he intends to focus on hunger and education, both of which are very close to his heart. The announcement kicks off Action Journey 3, the third in a series of opportunities for fans and activists to earn their tickets to the event.

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

How to get involved…

Global Citizens have been 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.

Urging Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana and Nigeria to tackle neglected tropical diseases, especially trachoma.

And many more…

Global Citizen’s Mandela 100 Festival is presented by major partner the Motsepe Foundation with support from major partners Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola, Big Concerts, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Eldridge Industries, with associate partners from HP and Microsoft.

Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030.

For more information on how to join the movement, please visit www.globalcitizen.org.za #BeTheGeneration

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