Meet Our Vendors!


The Big Issue is a socially responsible non-profit organisation that enables willing unemployed and marginalized adults to take responsibility for their own lives through development employment programme.

Primarily, we produce a monthly magazine which individuals purchase from our offices to sell at traffic lights. This way of earning an income is not easy. Traffic light sales are gruelling – on your feet all day; in all kinds of hot, cold, wet and windy weather; relying on the interest or kindness of strangers, and the possibility of befriending regular customers. It is hard work!

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  • Date
    August 22, 2019
    "Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." Marcel Proust
  • Date
    August 22, 2019
    Any parent will tell you that caring for your children is a great responsibility, and never easy. Doreen Dyidi, 52, this month’s vendor on the pitch, is determined to give her kids a head start in life.
  • Date
    August 21, 2019
    Zuko Pholo, our Big Issue vendor of the month, is a dedicated young man who would move mountains to see himself succeed in the future.