Siya Kolisi announced as Global Citizen advocate

2018-10-16 12:53
Siya Kolisi
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Johannesburg - International advocacy organisation Global Citizen announced that Siya Kolisi will become an advocate for the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100.

The music festival is a free-ticketed event that will take place on Sunday, 2 December at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. 

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.

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1. Calling on South Africa's Minister of Labour to achieve equal pay for equal work - regardless of gender 

2. Asking the African Union and Government of Burundi to end discriminatory policies that force expectant teen mothers out of school

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

Global Citizen's Mandela 100 Festival is presented and hosted by Motsepe Foundation.


Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young 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.

Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. The organisation has taken its action-based model to Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Canada, and created a platform for activists to learn about the issues they care most about, take action, and earn rewards for doing so.