Change is in your pocket

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.

Elon and the Techno Boffins


Graffiti for Good

Photography: Courtesy Images

Catch an eclectic mix of local and international street artists live during the International Public Art Festival (IPAF), which takes place in Salt River from 9 to 17 February.

January 16, 2019

Crime Chronicles

Words: Maygene de Wee

Award-winning journalist and specialist reporter at Netwerk24, Maygene de Wee is proof that the pen is mightier than the sword. She takes us behind some of her news scoops that have made headlines across the country.

January 16, 2019

So, what do you actually do?

Words: Extract from The Echo Of A Noise: A Memoir Of Then And Now by Pieter-Dirk Uys (Tafelberg Publishers)   Images: Tafelberg Publishers

Pieter-Dirk Uys steps out from behind the makeup.

November 21, 2018

Meet Africa’s youngest writer

Words: Laura Jones Illustration: Rustum Carelse

Fun-loving, bubbly Stacey Fru is just 11 years old and she’s Africa’s youngest writer of chapter books. She chatted to The Big Issue about her young yet illustrious life.

November 21, 2018

Dancing the Langarm  

Photos: Claude Barnardo

Those who’re old enough will remember David Kramer as the Volkswagen guy in the 1983 advert for the VW Microbus.

November 21, 2018



Elon and the Techno Boffins

Words: Alicia English & Lungisa Mnqwazi Images:,, Courtesy Images

Love him or hate him, technology entrepreneur Elon Musk is among South Africa’s top innovators. However, he is not the only one making a mark in the tech world.


Building an inclusive South Africa

Words: Stanley Henkeman Image: Getty Images

Stanley Henkeman, executive director of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, discusses his life and work.

City of contradictions

Words: Adriaan Basson Image: Supplied

Never mind the gangs from the Cape Flats, the super-rich ones, who don’t always look the part, are living the life in Clifton, Camps Bay and Constantia.

STOP the rip-off


Data costs in SA are contentious. Why? Which companies are trying to tackle the problem, and how could the regulator help?