Philani Dladla, a man who overcame drug addiction and living on the streets through the power of books, addressed the recent Big Issue fund-raiser breakfast at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town.
When David Bowie died recently, the world mourned the loss of one of the creative giants of our time. In recent years, Bowie rarely gave interviews but back in 1997 he gave an interview to The Big Issue, which was conducted by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker.
What better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday than playing fives football and raising money to help Big Issue vendors change their lives?
Cycling enthusiasts can get on their bikes for a worthy cause this year. The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (SAGDA) is inviting riders to join its team for the Cape Town Cycle Tour on Sunday 6 March 2016.
On the 26th on January, The Big Issue will be hosting the first business breakfast of the year at the Table Bay Hotel with guest speaker Philani Dladla, The Pavement Bookworm.
By Dan Buchanan With illustration by Louise Venter
A feature from our 2015 Collector’s Edition. Dan Buchanan is haunted by South Africa, the love of her life.
Tariro Washinyira for GroundUp
Alice Wamundiya comes from a background where the importance of education is emphasised. When she settled in South Africa after her family fled the Rwandan genocide, she decided to help other refugees and asylum-seekers with their education.
By Tariro Washinyira for GroundUp
Theresa Fisher was born in what was then Rhodesia, in 1950. Simon Jacobs was born in what was then Transkei, in 1957. Both of them have ended up, in 2015, begging on the same street corner in Rondebosch.
By Leroy Glam
This year, two Cape-based social enterprises, Youth Solutions Africa (YSA) and No Danger Diaries (NDD), will stage the Shelter Lockdown at the corner of Russel and Chapel Street, Woodstock on December 15 and 16, to tackle homelessness on the city’s streets.
So you’re on leave for the first time in ages and there’s so much you want to do. But one thing you don’t feel like doing is Christmas shopping in an overcrowded mall with screaming kids and a grumpy spouse. Luckily, you can stock up on gifts at some amazing Christmas markets throughout the month […]
By Leroy Glam
Parents rarely look for cancer in their children. But it happens, it’s serious, and recognising it early can make all the difference.