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New royal millennials with star power


So you think you can dance?

Words: Feroza Miller-Isaacs and Photography: Mark Wessels

Jazzart Dance Theatre, the longest established dance company in the Cape, is hot on the heels of personal expression.

April 20, 2018

Exploring the deep blue with Ratanang

Words: Samina Anwary And Photography: Bulelani Bhokela

Civil Works Diver Ratanang Maremane has never been interested in a life on land. So after an application to be a fighter pilot didn’t work out, she took to the water and became only the second black navy diver in South Africa’s history.

April 20, 2018

Lavista’s moved on and is living the dream

Words and Photography by Yonga Balfour

Former Big Issue entrepreneur Lavista Ntshoza, 34, is living his dream thanks to his perseverance and motivation from loyal customers.

March 20, 2018

Have yourself a feathery affair

Words: Adél Strydom and images: Debbie Cooper

It’s not every day you get to engage with eagles an arm’s length away. Brace yourself for a breathtaking experience with these majestic beauties at Eagle Encounters.

March 20, 2018

Zapiro Moments

Editorial cartoonist Zapiro shares a few outtakes from his latest annual
Hasta la Gupta, baby!

March 20, 2018

The good, the bad and the skotteltjie

Comedian Shimmy Isaacs reflects on the politics of the day, the city’s water crisis and the price of avocados.

March 20, 2018

Get to know Cyril’s top 6

Jacob is fired. Cyril is president. And the Gupta network fell apart faster than a two-week-old Daihatsu. The only thing falling apart faster is Helen Zille’s Twitter feed, writes Chester Missing.

March 20, 2018



New royal millennials with star power

Words: Meg Mundell Source: Courtesy of The Big Issue Australia / Insp.Ngo Images: Alex Board, Hugh Miller, Rachel Butler, Steve Benjamin, Courtesy Of BBC Studios

The royal wedding is over. The cake has been eaten and it’s hello to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But amid the celebrations, a furore erupted when Windsor was announced as the venue for the event, and the town’s homeless population was caught in the middle.


Natural Wonder

Words: Meg Mundell Source: Courtesy of The Big Issue Australia / Insp.Ngo Images: Alex Board, Hugh Miller, Rachel Butler, Steve Benjamin, Courtesy Of BBC Studios

Sir David Attenborough is using his famous voice to turn the world’s attention to a part of the planet that urgently needs our help: the oceans.

Summiting the test

Words: Sarah Koopman and Photography: Getty Images, Courtesy Images

A team of adventurers took on the summit of the highest active volcano in the world in to bring awareness to the critical need for early childhood development in South Africa.

Journey to Antarctica: seals, penguins and glacial beauty

Words: Alexandre Meneghini and Photography: Getty Images

Antarctica is a remote place, but it’s not immune to human interference. Reuters photographer Alexandre Meneghini accompanied a Greenpeace team on an expedition to support a call by the European Union to conserve nearly 2 million km2 of the region.