The Big Issue #248

  • December 2016 –  January 2017


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Elaine de Jager

Elaine de Jager is a friendly woman who came, like so many others, to Cape Town looking for an opportunity to earn a living. She found a position but after a few years was forced by a change in circumstances to leave her old job.

My Naam is Februarie

My Naam is Februarie: Identities Rooted in Slavery exhibition will run at the historic Iziko Slave Lodge, where slaves were once housed and auctioned off, until […]

My naam is Februarie: Iziko opens window on calendar slaves

[dc]Cape Town has many people with calendar-based surnames, with September, October and November being the most common. A poignant exhibition has opened at Iziko in Cape […]

US bans canned lion trophy imports from South Africa

Because South Africa was unable to demonstrate the conservation value of canned lion hunting, the United States last week banned the import of all trophies from captive lion hunts in the country.

Sindiwe Magona

Cape Town’s Sindiwe Magona, an accomplished author, playwright and public speaker, looks back on her life and shares some words of encouragement with her impatient younger self. As told to Melanie Farrell

Beating the traffic: Is Cape Town on the right track?

Traffic problems are a huge challenge for many in Cape Town, not least because of the legacy of apartheid spatial planning. Zanine Wolf reports on what’s been done, what’s in the pipeline and what some of the sticking points are.

Cape to Rio row for SA’s eco warriors

Cape to Rio row for SA’s eco warriors Two of SA’s best-known adventurers, Braam Malherbe and Peter van Kets, are planning to join up again, this […]

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