In a special #VendorWeek feature for 2017, three street paper sellers share what makes their part of the world unique. Pictured with some iconic landmarks in the background, they reveal their biggest achievements, the challenges they face, and how selling a street paper has changed their lives.
Could social entrepreneurship be the answer to South Africa’s economic woes? Talk-radio host and The Big Issue board member Kieno Kammies shares his personal views on this question.
Derek Carelse, managing director of The Big Issue, and Tanner Methvin, partner at Impact Amplifier, confront how South Africa should address its social challenges
Braais and Banting have become part of the normal culinary landscape in SA, but it seems there’s a new vegetarian trend afoot, especially among millennials with an appetite for tackling global warming. Frances Housdon and Glynis O’Hara look at the shift and at some of the options available if you give up meat.
Every day millions of litres of raw sewage is pumped into the ocean, just off Green Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. The City has reapplied for its permit to do so, and the outcome is expected soon. Martina Keenan investigates.
Zimkhitha Mlanzeli was bitten by the writing bug after her first story was published by FunDza, a future-focused organisation igniting a passion for reading and writing among South Africa’s youth. By Andrea Vinassa
Lisa Vetten, a gender-rights activist currently with the Wits City Institute at Wits University, tells The Big Issue what she thinks needs to happen to tackle the high levels of rape in our country.
All over South Africa, women have developed taste for eating soil or clay and now packets of soil are being sold by street vendors alongside their usual products. SANDILE MBILI, BONTLE MOTSOENENG AND LINDIWE MSIBI report…
When we first heard of Maureen Gericke, a pensioner in Gardens, and the city cats she’s been looking after for 17 years, we couldn’t resist the urge to share this love story with our readers.
For some people the dream of being published can be weighed down by the realisation of just how difficult achieving this dream actually is. Sibongile Machika, junior publisher at Jacana Media, and Dane Bowman, project manager of Staging Post, a service bureau for self-publishers, share insights into the pros and cons of traditional and self-publishing. […]
Tanner Methvin, a partner at Impact Amplifier, and Claire Pengelly, a water analyst at GreenCape, discuss the current water crisis, potential business opportunities, and more.
With water savings foremost on everyone’s minds, it is tragic to see the gallons of water going to waste as a result of burst pipes and leakages.
The three original members of reggae band UB40 will be making a return to South Africa in November with their Red Red Wine Tour. Andrea Vinassa spoke to founder and lead vocalist Ali Campbell about the band’s split into two, his deep love for Madiba and South Africa, maturing, and the task of parenting eight children.