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


Make it BIG.

 Courtesy: Sumien Brink, Editor-In-Chief – Visi And New Media Books

Sumien Brink shares her favourite photo shoot of 2018. Simone Stiglingh and Kholisa Thomas had fun with giant animal pieces from design brand Kare, which opened store in Johannesburg earlier this year.

November 21, 2018

Positive from the negative: Theo Booysen

Words: Theo Booysen, Extracted From Cape Town Youth: From Victim To Victor By Sofia Neves, Published By Salesian Life Choices Images: Suppled

Violently assaulted by his father when he was eight, Theo Booysen (18) spent time in foster care, where he learnt not to give up. Becoming a role model to his younger brother, Theo grew to understand that his value as a human is far greater than what his father showed him. This is his story.

November 21, 2018

Don’t settle! : Vusi Thembekwayo

Words: Adél Strydom Images: Source: Syndicated From Juice Magazine

Meet Vusi Thembekwayo: global speaker, venture capitalist, Dragon’s Den star and disruptor.

November 21, 2018

Solomon’s star on the rise

Words: Lungisa Mnqwazi

The Big Issue entrepreneur Solomon Masoso (39) holds a certificate in community health work from Kayamandi Elderly College.

November 21, 2018

The dark side of selfies, sexts and smartphones

Social media and the internet in the hands of many adults, and especially teenagers, is like a loaded gun.

October 25, 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?