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The Big Issue is a socially responsible non-profit organisation that enables willing unemployed and marginalised adults to take responsibility for their own lives through a developmental employment programme.
Issue #231
24 June

Louise van Rhyn speaks about her BIG ISSUE

Posted on May 21, 2015  /  No Comments

Following two successful fundraising breakfasts at the Table Bay Hotel with Rhoda Kadalie and David Grier, The Big Issue is proud to announce our first Stellenbosch event at the STIAS Wallenberg Research Centre, sponsored by Werksmans attorneys and LDP Inc accountants and auditors. (read more…)


Heroes of the city

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As the world celebrates International Firefighters’ Day, Capetonians have much to be thankful for. (read more…)


Celebrating the 200th Street Store

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We at The Big Issue love and admire The Street Store. There aren’t many organisations that support the homeless and this internationally acclaimed group helps in a uniquely hands-on, practical way. (read more…)


Will the real Lindelwa please stand up?

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There seems to have been a mix-up with the Vendor of the Month in our latest edition. While Lindelwa Mtsi’s story is displayed correctly on page 36, another vendor’s photos somehow ended up on the page instead of hers. (read more…)


Breakfast with David Grier

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Following a highly successful business breakfast with Rhoda Khadalie, The Big Issue will host its second breakfast at the Table Bay Hotel on May 13. (read more…)


Eyesight for Elsie: an update

Posted on April 24, 2015  /  1 Comment

Elsie Thandeka Ntsini, 60, the Vendor to Visit in our April edition (Issue 229) was recently taken to the St Johns’ eye clinic for a much-needed eye test. There, she got some bad news: this hardworking vendor has bilateral cataracts, which render her practically blind and require expensive surgery. (read more…)