Black Panther actress Danai Gurira arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Gurira has been announced as one of the co-hosts of the Global Citizen Festival taking place on December 2 at FNB stadium. Danny Moloshok/Reuters.
Johannesburg - "Black Panther" star  Danai Gurira will join the lineup of co-hosts for the upcoming Global Citizen  Festival: Mandela 100, the organisation announced on Tuesday, November 26. 

Gurira joins the lineup of festival hosts and co-hosts that include Trevor Noah, Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha and Tyler Perry.

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey meanwhile, will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

The Global Citizen  Festival will take place on December 2, at the FNB Stadium and will feature a stellar lineup that includes the likes of Beyoncé & JAY-Z, Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi  Kuti, Kasey Musgraves, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid.

The FNB Stadium doors will open at 11am, with a number of opportunities to win ticket upgrades for those who arrive before 2pm.

Ahead of the festival, Global Citizens took an unprecedented  number of actions to apply pressure on world leaders to make commitments at the festival  around the issues associated with extreme poverty; gender equality, food security, education,  the environment and global health.

Since July 18, residents in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho have taken 4.2 million  actions; translating to 32 711 actions per day and roughly 1 354 actions per hour.

Through these actions, Global Citizens were then rewarded with free tickets to the star-studded festival .

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be presented and hosted by The Motsepe  Foundation  with support from  Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Coca Cola SA,  Big Concerts, Harmony, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers,  Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partners, HP and Microsoft.

For more information, visit  globalcitizen.org.za.

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