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New royal millennials with star power


Youth matters

Words: Yonga Balfour Image: The Butterfly Art Project

Youth Day in June brings the need to protect the innocence of our youth into focus. We delve into how some non-profit organisations are helping stem the flow of damage to young people

June 18, 2018

The Unrestricted News Authority

Words: Sarah Koopman Images: Courtesy Images

During almost 20 years on our screens as an anchor and journalist for Carte Blanche, veteran media personality Ruda Landman saw it all. The only constant, she reminds us, is change. And the best way to keep forging forward is to embrace it and ride the wave.

May 18, 2018

Instrument of Change

Words: Alicia English Images: Brenda Veldtman, Courtesy Images

Journalist Lukhanyo Calata is a newsmaker in more ways than one. We speak to him about his book My Father Died for This, in which he and his wife Abigail document the Calata family’s legacy.

May 18, 2018

Adopting the Trashtag

Words: Adél Strydom Images: Adel Strydom, Courtesy Images

The #zerowaste movement, first launched on Instagram, is 800 000 posts strong and counting. As South Africans join the eco-revolution, the concept of recycling and banning waste is becoming part of our daily lives.

May 18, 2018

House of H’s recipe for success

Words: Tshepang Molisana Photography: Anton De Beer

Dreams do come true. Just ask Heinrich Koen, whose quirky House of H restaurant is making delicious waves in Cape Town culinary circles.

May 18, 2018

Vendor success: Monica’s off to a fresh start

Big issue entrepreneur Monica Vuka is one step closer to her dream vocation, thanks to the support she’s receiving from the organisation, customers and her family. She shares her journey with us.

April 20, 2018

6 Million steps in the right direction

Words: Sarah Koopman and Photography: David Bell

South African Peter Dunn has embarked on a five-month long journey to raise awareness and money for the Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa (CHOC). We find out why.

April 20, 2018



New royal millennials with star power

Words: Meg Mundell Source: Courtesy of The Big Issue Australia / Insp.Ngo Images: Alex Board, Hugh Miller, Rachel Butler, Steve Benjamin, Courtesy Of BBC Studios

The royal wedding is over. The cake has been eaten and it’s hello to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But amid the celebrations, a furore erupted when Windsor was announced as the venue for the event, and the town’s homeless population was caught in the middle.


Natural Wonder

Words: Meg Mundell Source: Courtesy of The Big Issue Australia / Insp.Ngo Images: Alex Board, Hugh Miller, Rachel Butler, Steve Benjamin, Courtesy Of BBC Studios

Sir David Attenborough is using his famous voice to turn the world’s attention to a part of the planet that urgently needs our help: the oceans.

Summiting the test

Words: Sarah Koopman and Photography: Getty Images, Courtesy Images

A team of adventurers took on the summit of the highest active volcano in the world in to bring awareness to the critical need for early childhood development in South Africa.

Journey to Antarctica: seals, penguins and glacial beauty

Words: Alexandre Meneghini and Photography: Getty Images

Antarctica is a remote place, but it’s not immune to human interference. Reuters photographer Alexandre Meneghini accompanied a Greenpeace team on an expedition to support a call by the European Union to conserve nearly 2 million km2 of the region.