What’s the Big Issue?

The Big Issue magazine’s high quality and varied content appeals to a wide range of readers across age, culture, religion, gender and other demographic indicators.

We are a general lifestyle magazine which includes news, opinion, debates, features, arts & culture (what’s on), a focus on our vendors, a section for our young readers, and an entertainment section.
Our monthly news section includes on-the-ground reporting of local and international news and issues.

Our cover stories are generally about an individual, event, unusual story, or a big issue that impacts us all.  We also share in-depth interviews with local and international celebrities, artists, change-makers and thought leaders.

The Agents of Change profiles local people or organisations committed to making positive changes in our society, whether they are focused on children, youth, our older citizens, animals, tackling social challenges, or finding innovative ways of effecting change.

We also include photo essays and spreads featuring outstanding images from across South Africa and, sometimes, the world.

 

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From this months Issue


  • All
  • Agents of Change
  • City Life
  • Feature
  • News

Climate Crisis – Oh? It affects me too?

On 20 September, thousands of young Capetonians added their voices to the call for the government and corporates to address the climate crisis. Climate change activist Alex Koopman explains how the youth want to be engaged on the issue.

Activism through art

A recent collaboration between schools, community and environmental organisations, as well as creative and cultural sector partners, culminated in an art workshop with a difference at Community House in Salt River.

Disruption to stop Disaster

Extinction Rebellion Mzansi, a young, peaceful civil disobedience movement, is calling for the radical reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and support for South Africa’s most vulnerable.