The change is in your pocket

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 #228
24 March
ISSUE #228 ON SALE TILL 24 March

Vendor Profile: Sipho Mbayimbayi

Posted on February 6, 2015  /  Comments Off

Born and bred in Cape Town, Sipho Mbayimbayi is a self-professed workaholic who seldom misses a day at his pitch. Why? Because he loves selling the magazine and being a provider for his family. (read more…)


Vendor Profile: Phelokazi Khohlela

Posted on February 3, 2015  /  Comments Off

Phelokazi stays in Khayelitsha with her husband and their four children. She has been a Big Issue vendor for just over a year. She joined The Big Issue to help provide for her family – and she’s out there doing it every day. We sat down with her to find out why she needs all the support she can get… (read more…)


Vendor profile: Cyril Mylambiso

Posted on February 3, 2015  /  Comments Off

Cyril left home at the age of 19 and has worked in restaurants and coffee shops for most of his adult life. He moved to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth in 1994, in search of work and better opportunities. (read more…)

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The digital doctor

Posted on January 16, 2015  /  1 Comment

Professor Timothy Noakes considers how the internet will determine which medical – and other – experts you will believe and consult in the future. (read more…)

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More than words

Posted on January 6, 2015  /  Comments Off

Australian author and ex-safari guide Peter Allison discusses the allure of Africa, the coolest profession and the perils of kaalgat canoeing. (read more…)


Making Peace in Cape Town

Posted on December 17, 2014  /  Comments Off

An international photo exhibition is now showing in the Company’s Garden, bringing with it a powerful message of peace. (read more…)