Memorial service for Johnny Clegg to be held on Friday

Johnny Clegg performs during the 46664 concert in celebration of Nelson Mandela’s life at Hyde Park on June 27, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty 

South African musical icon Johnny Clegg will be honoured at his official memorial service, on Friday 26 July 2019 in Gauteng.

The beloved musician was laid to rest in a private funeral on Wednesday, 17 July 2019 after his battle with pancreatic cancer. The Grammy-award winning musician and anthropologist touched many South Africans, and there has been a fresh outpouring of heartfelt condolences. This memorial service will be at the Sandton Convention Centre and will be open to the public to pay tribute to the late legend.

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Ð JUNE 05: World Impact Award winner is Johnny Clegg during the Naledi Theatre Awards at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City on June 05, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Naledi Theatre Awards, recognise and reward excellence in the Performing Arts in South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu)

Johnny Clegg’s official memorial will be in Sandton

From 21 July 2019, there will be tickets made available through Computicket for seating at the memorial. There is no price to be paid, there will also be an unreserved standing area made available for supporters.

The family is thankful for the support and condolences during this trying time. They continue to make a plea for supporters to make donations to The Click Foundation through the Friends of Johnny Clegg campaign and not send or lay flowers.

What is The Click Foundation?

The Click Foundation facilitates an online English literacy programme for underprivileged primary schools across South Africa. This programme gives students from grade 1 to 3 the chance to work at their own level and speed; directing their learning experience through technology by interactive and fun activities. The foundation aims to have changed over 1 million students lives by 2024 with these literacy and numeracy programmes.

What is the Friends of Johhny Clegg foundation?

The Friends of Johnny Clegg campaign was established in September 2018, where 50 top artists came in unison to compose their own version of Johnny Clegg’s iconic song “The Crossing”. This was initiated as a tribute to Clegg’s iconic legacy and raise funds to combat the education calamity in South Africa. So far, The Click Foundation has aided over 70,000 children in South Africa and more than 4,000 futures have been rewritten by the aid of this campaign.