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South African Expatriate Charlize Theron to Join Global Citizen Festival

South African expat and Hollywood superstar Charlize Theron is set to join a host of stars on the 2023 Global Citizen Festival stage, which will be broadcast live to the world this weekend from New York City, USA.

The festival is taking place this Saturday, 23 September, in Central Park, where 60 thousand global citizens are expected (hopefully including South Africans now living in New York). It’s set to be a day of action and advocacy for equity, as world leaders gather for the UN General Assembly. The Global Citizen organization’s mission is to end extreme poverty NOW.

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Charlize will join international stars like Chris Rock and Katie Holmes, as well as talented fellow South African actress Nomzamo Mbatha and British-South African endurance swimmer and ocean advocate Lewis Pugh, on Central Park’s Great Lawn. Politicians, leading advocates, the WHO Director General, UN Deputy Secretary General, and several other world dignitaries will be present – calling for change for the world’s most marginalized populations.

The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will be headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Jung Kook and Anitta, with performances from Conan Gray, D-Nice, Sofia Carson and Stray Kids.

“To have a powerhouse of broadcasters and streamers taking the Global Citizen movement to the whole world on September 23 presents a significant opportunity to drive action in this critically important year for social change,” said Hugh Evans, Co-Founder & CEO of Global Citizen. “We couldn’t be happier to have truly inspiring world leaders taking the stage alongside Charlize Theron, Chris Rock, Katie Holmes and Eddie Izzard and this year’s sensational lineup. It’s going to be an unforgettable day in Central Park.”

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 4:00pm EST

WHERE: The Great Lawn of Central Park, New York City

HOW TO WATCH: The 2023 Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed to the world on ABC News Live, Apple Music and the Apple TV app, Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, Facebook, HBO Max, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Instagram, Mediacorp, SABC, TikTok, TimesLIVE, TNT, TV3, Veeps, YouTube, the Global Citizen app and For South Africans in the US, a primetime special, Global Citizen Festival 2023, will air on ABC on Sunday, September 24 at 7:00 pm EST.

Viewers can join the movement and take action on the most urgent issues facing humanity and our planet by downloading the Global Citizen app or visiting at

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