The State Security Agency (SSA), which battled to vet parliament’s staff and people working for the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture, is vetting attendees for Global Citizen’s Johannesburg concert. In Africa, using music for social justice has a proven track record. Music went to war to help bring peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a band of musicians took to the streets of Senegal to help stop the spread of HIV/Aids and many local artists composed lyrics against apartheid. The Global Citizen music concert, however, is an online clicktivism event at FNB stadium next weekend featuring Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams Usher and Wizkid. The festival organisers say they have invited “the world’s most influential leaders, thinkers, and doers” who will make onstage commitments towards ending extreme poverty. The Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival is being presented by Global Citizen and hosted by the Motsepe Founda...

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