International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced that DStv, SABC, Viacom’s MTV International, Canal+, MSNBC and iHeartMedia will be the broadcast partners for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 airing a combination of live, highlights and exclusive behind-the-scenes content of the epic event held in Madiba’s honour.
Mandela 100 is a free-ticketed event, which will take place on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The broadcast will be transmitted in over 180 countries across six continents.
DStv will broadcast the event live to all its satellite customers throughout South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa on a dedicated channel 199.
It will also serve as host broadcaster, feeding the telecast to our media partners around the world. SABC will carry the show live across South Africa on SABC1, the nation’s leading terrestrial broadcast channel. Canal+ will broadcast the show to its audience across Francophone Africa.
The live broadcast will include select performances by Beyoncé and JAY-Z. YouTube and Twitter will also bring the Festival to a global audience via their channels, presented by Johnson & Johnson.
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 will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa.
Trevor Noah will host the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 with co-hosts Naomi Campbell, Dave Chappelle, Danai Gurira, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Nomzamo Mbatha, Tyler Perry, and Anele Mdoda.
Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address at the Festival remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.
The December 2 event is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.
Over the course of the campaign, Global Citizens have taken 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 18 July, Global Citizens in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho, have taken over 5 million actions, through which they are then rewarded with free tickets to the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.
For more information on how to join the movement, please visit www.globalcitizen.org.za and follow @GlblCtzn on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, using #BeTheGeneration