On Monday, the international advocacy organization Global Citizen officially announced that Beyoncé and Jay-Z will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018, at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The December event is the culmination of Global Citizen's Mandela 100 campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela, a series of global events honoring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

The event will be hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Gayle King, Bob Geldof, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid will also perform at the event.


"I'm looking forward to partnering with Global Citizen again, this time in South Africa! Celebrating Nelson Mandela's legacy is an honor, and I can only strive to positively impact as many lives as he has.

Step by Step how to get free tickets 

  1. Tickets to the Global Citizen Festival Mandela 100 are free.
  2.  All you need to do is take action on Global Citizen's platform to become eligible to win a free ticket. 
  3. Starting on 21 Aug, you can take action on GlobalCitizen.org.za, in the Global Citizen app — which you can download data-free if you are a Vodacom customer — or find us on Facebook Messenger. 
  4. Just search "Global Citizen" in Facebook Messenger, and you can learn more about Global Citizen and take action. 
  5. Once you have earned enough points by taking action, you can enter into a drawing to win free tickets. 
  6. Eligible winners will be chosen randomly, and every winner will get a pair (2) of free tickets.

You can read more about the process here.