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Mandela 100, will celebrate the centenary year of Nelson Mandela and his plight to end inequality and poverty.

There will be 100,000 tickets and 70,000 of them are free for you to earn by doing your bit to alleviate poverty in society.

Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z will headline the music at the FNB Stadium alongside several other stars: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder, hit pop producer Pharrell Williams and R&B chart-topper Usher.

The festival will also feature some of the continent's most popular musicians including South African hip-hop producer Cassper Nyovest and Nigerian artists Wizkid, D'banj and Femi Kuti, who is the son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

The festival's hosts include Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

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"I'm looking forward to partnering with Global Citizen again, this time in South Africa!"

There will also be opportunities for Global Citizens to earn free tickets by taking actions in their communities of Johannesburg.

It 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.

Local fans are losing their mind as they scramble for tickets but attendees have been informed that tickets are free of cost.

"Nelson Mandela's life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man's ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in", Oprah Winfrey said Monday. "Performing at Global Citizen Festival is a small tribute to his legacy and I can not wait to take the stage in December".


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