Many of our vendors sell The Big Issue not only to make an honest living and improve their lives, but also to give their children access to better opportunities than those available to their parents. Nicky Asher-Pedro, The Big Issue’s social worker, noted that the vendors need all the help that they can get when […]
Just three hours south of the bustling city centre of Cape Town lies the sleepy seaside town of Arniston. For more than 200 years, this quaint fishing village has managed to escape major development. Justin Fox spent some time exploring the picturesque holiday spot.
A wild imagination, passion for the environment and a background in electronic engineering have all led Thinus Booysen to designing Dropula, a revolutionary water-saving device.
Our theme for this issue is ‘Neighbourhoods of the World’. Thanks to contributions from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, we catch a glimpse into neighbourhoods from around the globe. Portraits Nature Photography If you’re a nature lover, look out for our wildlife photography. Our stunning cover image of a puffin with a mouthful […]
Big Issue entrepreneur Mkhululi Magqabi sells the magazine and his colourful handstitched cooking bags opposite the River Club in Observatory. He recently received a special handup from a loyal Big Issue reader.
When winter ushers in spring, a road trip from Cape Town via the N2 through the Overberg towards the Garden Route and Hessequa district is a study in impressionism
For many South Africans, Christmas and charity are inextricably linked – almost as much as Christmas and gifting. It makes sense, then, to combine these two activities to cross things off your Christmas shopping list and support a worthy cause at the same time.
With a focus on using the power of design to improve lives, the team at the Design Indaba have created innovative projects that aim to create solutions that further the greater good.
In his exposé revealing the deeprooted, widespread corruption and state capture that plagues the South African government, Jacques Pauw has identified the cabal that eliminates President Jacob Zuma’s enemies and purges government of upstanding officials. The following extract from a chapter of The President’s Keepers deals with Cape Town gangster Mark Lifman and how SARS, under the leadership of Tom Moyane, let him off the hook for his R388-million tax bill.
Voluntourism is one of the fastest-growing trends in the travel sector. Voluntourists flock to South Africa’s shores every year to invest their time, skills and money into vulnerable communities and nature conservation.
Circus performer Phelelani Ndakroka has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe. The dynamic acrobat shares his inspiring journey.