Global Citizen Festival raises billions of rand in funding

Global Citizen Festival: Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Femi Kuti, Jay Z and Beyonce perform

Global Citizen Festival raises billions of rand in funding

Festivalgoers took to Twitter to relate the aftermath of the festival, with some saying they were robbed of their possessions, while others say they witnessed hijacking, attempted rape, while some were held up at gunpoint as they waited for Ubers at Sasol petrol station near FNB stadium. Singer Bob Geldof, who organised the Live Aid concerts for Africa, was also there.

The Global Citizen Festival has raised billions of Rands in funds aimed to alleviate poverty.

The concert, which is part of a campaign on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty, features global music icons like Beyonce, JAY-Z, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Usher and Chris Martin.

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Tens of thousands of fans packed the FNB stadium to celebrate Nelson Mandela's centenary.

TimesLIVE has spoken to several people who were at the concert and who described what they say was "crime chaos" after the show. The festival gave a platform to government leaders, CEOs and others who pledged more funding for health care and other social programs.

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In a recorded video message, Kenya's president, Uhuru Kenyatta, promised more money in the national budget. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted a $50 million pledge for education for girls and women around the world.

South African comedian and host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, as well as Dave Chappelle and Nomzamo Mbatha are the hosts for the events. South Africa, where white minority rule ended a quarter-century ago, is struggling with one of the world's highest rates of income inequality.

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