The Big Issue #261

  • 20 February to 19 January


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Master Nyethe

I have been selling The Big Issue for 18 years now. I enjoy working in the city as it’s a diverse market and exposes me to many different types of people. My pitch is very central making it easy to attract consumers from all over the world.

Bongani Pholo

I have been selling The Big Issue for the past 15 years. I started out in Claremont and then moved to Cape Town, after that I moved to Fish Hoek and I’ve been selling the magazine here for seven years.

Designed to do good

With a focus on using the power of design to improve lives, the team at the Design Indaba have created innovative projects that aim to create solutions that further the greater good.

Design with purpose

Inventor Mark Algra spearheads multiple design projects that are aimed at improving lives across Cape Town.

Homes of the future

With the demand for housing far exceeding government’s supply, informal dwellings are likely to be a feature of South African housing for decades to come. Thankfully, there are various projects that are successfully using innovative design ideas to better informal settlements.

A helping hand

A helping hand Many of our vendors sell The Big Issue not only to make an honest living and improve their lives, but also to give […]

White dunes and turquoise waters

Just three hours south of the bustling city centre of Cape Town lies the sleepy seaside town of Arniston. For more than 200 years, this quaint fishing village has managed to escape major development. Justin Fox spent some time exploring the picturesque holiday spot.

Tapping into Thinus Booysen

A wild imagination, passion for the environment and a background in electronic engineering have all led Thinus Booysen to designing Dropula, a revolutionary water-saving device.

Neighbourhoods of the World

Neighbourhoods of the World Our theme for this issue is ‘Neighbourhoods of the World’. Thanks to contributions from the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, we catch […]

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