Monday, 17 December, 2018

Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela

Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela Trudeau tweets $50M pledge for girls’ education around the world during Mandela festival
Pablo Mccormick | 06 December, 2018, 01:12

Tens of thousands flocked to the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday for a music festival also featuring Usher, Pharrell Williams, Oprah Winfrey and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. This year it was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of politician and prominent human rights activist Nelson Mandela.

Fellow concert-goer Ano Shonhiwa, 23, told AFP "there was so much chaos when the concert ended and people wanted to leave".

She said the muggers were even pulling knives and guns on the defenceless revellers.

Beyoncé among stars at Johannesburg concert to honour Mandela
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Concert-goers at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium. "Some guys were walking around with knives and screwdrivers, threatening people", he said.

Police spokesperson Brigadier Vish Naidoo, speaking to the public broadcaster SABC from Port Elizabeth, said that police had recorded one incident of mugging after the concert, and that the police will not be seeking CCTV footage from the petrol station as there have been no criminal cases reported except for one.

Beyonce and Jay-Z did Nelson Mandela proud at Sunday's Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event.

PETA compares racist, homophobic language to phrases like ‘bring home the bacon’
They also say people should stop saying " kill two birds with one stone ", and say " feed two birds with one scone " instead. Instead of bringing home the bacon, we should be bringing home the bagels, apparently.

"The safety of our guests is always of paramount importance to us and we understand and strongly empathise with their hurt and anger", Andrew Kirk, global director of PR for Global Citizen, said in a statement.

Mandela, who led the fight against South Africa's apartheid regime - a system of racial segregation which oppressed the black majority - became the first black president of the country.

Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival had the crowds' attention from the beginning to the end highlighting the spirit of Madiba in ending poverty and showing South Africa's potential in creating a better future for all.

Tom Brady jokes about retirement after reaching 1,000 rushing yards
It played shortly after his five-yard scramble to earn a first down in the first quarter. "What's up? Nine and three". He joked by saying this is what he wanted to do for a long time and now he can ride off into the sunset and retire.

Also in 2013, thieves made off with cash takings at the stadium after a Justin Bieber concert.

In a medical first, baby born from a deceased donor uterus transplant
Currently, only 10 known cases of uterus transplants from deceased donors exist, but all had failed to produce a live birth. Her uterus was removed and transplanted into the 32-year-old during a complex surgery that lasted 10 and a half hours.

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