Local celebs and Global Citizen join forces to end extreme poverty

Local celebs and Global Citizen join forces to end extreme poverty

- Some of SA’s most iconic celebrities have been chosen as advocates for Global Citizen

- The campaign aims to end world poverty in Africa

- The festival will take place in December at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium

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The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 have announced that Somizi, Maps Maponyane, Nandi Madida and Pearl Thusi are their new advocates.

Somizi, Nandi, Maps and Pearl are all keen spokespersons for various charities and are actively involved in doing projects to support their causes.

As advocates for Global Citizen, the celebs will be joining forces with many others fighting to eradicate extreme poverty.

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The festival will be taking place later on this year and have already started announcing their co-hosts and performers that will take to the stage.

Briefly.co.za recently reported that our very own, Trevor Noah will be joining the list of co-hosts, however his announcement was not well received.

The festival uses its platform to unite politicians, business leaders, celebrities and citizens to discuss ways in which we can tackle the serious issues that affect society.

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The Daily Sun reports that as part of the program, the festival will be bringing down the hammer on some of Africa’s leaders and urging them to do more for the cause.

They plan to put pressure on Nigeria to invest more money into provide clean water and proper sanitation for its people, while Zambia will be asked to look into helping children receive better nutrition and ensuring that they don’t go hungry.

Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana will also be encouraged to increase their agricultural budget, which would save countless people from poverty.

Rwanda will face scrutiny and asked why they have not done more to prevent and help cure those suffering from preventable diseases.

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