The Big Issue #265

  • 20 June to 19 July 2018
Youth Day in June has set the tone for this issue with a focus on stories about young people. Most notable though is Britain’s newest millennial royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The plight of the homeless came under scrutiny when a decision to remove rough sleepers from the streets of Windsor on the day of the royal wedding sparked a media debacle. We looked into similar issues closer to home and the outcome was surprising.

Don’t forget to buy your ticket for the Big Issue Winter Warmer Fundraising Concert and blanket drive. The concert features the Cape Town Male Voice Choir with guest soprano Louise Howlett and pianist Andre Combrink. Bring a blanket and wrap up warm and at the end of the evening, leave it behind to donate to a good cause. The event promises a spectacular evening of winter entertainment. Also, remember to enter the theatre ticket and book competitions in The Little Issue and on our book review page.

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New royal millennials with star power

The royal wedding is over. The cake has been eaten and it’s hello to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. But amid the celebrations, a furore erupted when Windsor was announced as the venue for the event, and the town’s homeless population was caught in the middle.

Youth matters

Youth Day in June brings the need to protect the innocence of our youth into focus. We delve into how some non-profit organisations are helping stem the flow of damage to young people

The Big Issue in Concert

Take time out to attend The Big Issue Winter Warmer Fundraising. Concert on 7 July and support our Blanket Drive.

A weekend to Remember

A rich history and commitment to sustainability are just two of the factors that make Boschendal a winelands treasure.

Fostering Childhood Excellence

The Economics and Entrepreneurship Education Programme (TEEEP), based in Khayelitsha, is an initiative aimed at empowering children for the real world.

Teen Changemaker

Seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Crewe has a passion for recycling and her newly founded project on its way to becoming a blog.

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