Beyonce Nelson Mandela Letter

November 30, 2018 by · Comments Off on Beyonce Nelson Mandela Letter 

Beyonce Nelson Mandela Letter, The letter sees the 37-year-old “Halo” singer thanking Mandela — who passed away in 2013 — for teaching her life lessons that she can pass on to her children. She also writes of her conversations with the political leader, and how it will be an honor for her to perform at the forthcoming Global Citizen Festival that tributes him.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 celebrates the former South African president one hundred years after his birth. In addition to Beyoncé (alongside husband JAY-Z) Black Coffee, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Kasey Musgraves, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid will be headlining.

The charity campaign seeks to raise $1 billion to help the world’s poorest with at least 50 percent going to women and girls worldwide. The event is set to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa on Dec. 2 and will air on MSNBC from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET.

Beyonce Nelson Mandela Letter

Nelson Mandela & Graca Machel

February 4, 2012 by · Comments Off on Nelson Mandela & Graca Machel 

Nelson Mandela & Graca Machel, Machel recognised for her work as an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights

Graça Machel has been recognised as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people

May 7, 2010 – Graça Machel, a renowned international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, has been recognised as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people.

The list, which came out at the end of April names Machel, alongside former US President Bill Clinton and current US President Barack Obama, highlights those people that Time believes have the most influence to affect the world.

According to Time, “Graça Machel is a born freedom fighter. Long before she became one of the world’s most effective – and joyful – advocates for the rights of children, women and refugees, she was a schoolteacher in Mozambique seeking her country’s liberation from Portugal. In 1975, when it gained independence, she was named Minister for Education and Culture; she also married Samora Machel, who had become Mozambique’s first President. He died in a plane crash 11 years later, and in 1998 she wedded Nelson Mandela. She remains the sturdy shoulder that the South African leans on.”