The Big Issue #258

  • 30 October to 24 November
We’re delighted to feature the amazing Phelelani Ndakroka, one of Zip Zap Academy’s star pupils in this month’s issue. The acrobat is proof that it’s not always how you start, but more about how you run and end your race that matters. At 22, Phelelani has performed round the world and he continues to dream big (see page 14).

Look out for the second instalment of highlights from Cape Town photographer Gerhard Pretorius’ recent visit to Uganda. Immerse youself in the Ugandan scenery with its bananas, birds and boda bodas (see page 26).

We’ve also rounded up a variety of things to see and do to help you unwind. Don’t forget to pull out our Little Issue feature and share it with your kids. We wouldn’t want your children to miss out on any of the fun.

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Joseph Klink

Vendor of the month Joseph Klink (65) has been a Big Issue entrepreneur for two decades. He sells the magazine near Mainstream Mall in Hout Bay. He shares his entrepreneurial journey with us.

Bulelwa Vivian Nohentshana

Our vendor on the pitch, Bulelwa Vivian Nohentshana (41), sells The Big Issue on Dorp Street, Cape Town. She talks to us about her dedication to being an entrepreneur and a mother.

Matt Bromley’s a swell guy

Professional big wave surfer Matt Bromley might have conquered big waves around the world, but behind all the fame is a young man who uses his talent to inspire others to conquer their giants.

While away the day at Verlorenvlei

Take a trip up the West Coast with Justin Fox as he explores the region’s most mysterious estuary.

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