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.
Crime novelist Irna van Zyl’s seven-year journey to getting published was not an easy one. After countless rewrites, several rejection letters from publishers, and taking a sabbatical in between, she released her debut novel, which is not so dead in the water.
Jocelyn van der Ross is as indestructible as the items she recycles. She single-handedly started the first recycling project in Franschhoek in 2005 and, despite challenges, she refuses to crumble. The proverbial David, she has remained strong against a few Goliaths. We unearth the story behind Green Spot Recycling.
In 2016, The Big Issue opened its doors to the next generation of entrepreneurs as part of its NextGen collaborative workspace initiative. Nasiphi Fazi, managing director of Break Bread Group and a NextGen beneficiary, talks to us about overcoming her fears and pursuing her dreams.