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.

Get Involved

Buy a magazine from a vendor near you

The Big Issue vendors are situated all over Cape Town. Have your R25 ready and support your local vendor! Click here to see where vendors are located.

The vendor makes 50% of the cover price and all other proceeds go to our job creation fund.
Click here to read more about our social development programme.

Donate Now!

Thank you for taking the decision to donate to The Big Issue! All funds go towards our job creation and social development programmes. Click here to read more about our social development programme. These programmes provide support to our vendors and their families. Thank you for making a BIG difference.

Donations can be made directly into our bank account at:

The Big Issue
Standard Bank
Blue Route
Branch code 025 609
Account 072 027 282
SWIFT Code SBZAZAJJ (International transfers)

*Please specify “donation” on the deposit

Not in Cape Town? Subscribe to The Big Issue!

Yearly subscriptions of 11 editions [including the bumper year-end Collector’s Edition] cost R275, including postage within South Africa. All subscription funds go towards The Big Issue’s social development and job creation programmes. These programmes provide support to our vendors and their families. Thank you for making a BIG difference.


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Advertise in The Big Issue

The Big Issue is a fantastic current affairs magazine. We have a print run of around 13 000 per edition and a readership of 60 000 all over Cape Town. Remember, when you advertise in The Big Issue you are supporting a great cause AND you get points towards your corporate social investment. To download our rate card click here. To get in touch with our marketing department and send a detailed request; we’ll get back to you asap.