The Big Issue #269

  • 20 October to 19 November 2018­­­­­­­­
Trevor Noah’s been cutting through the crap on the Daily Show. Now he’s back in SA. Really? Read the story on Page 26, PLUS enter to WIN 1-of-10 online Showmax contracts and stream 3-months of viewing time for free.

No protests. Just guts and glory: meet the teen who grew up in a one-roomed shack that slept eight. With some help from Google he became a TV host and is now a degreed professional.

Angry about the cost of data burning a hole in your pocket? Tech writer Craig Wilson reports on the great data rip-off, explains why Vodacom and MTN have no incentive to drop their rates, and introduces a thrifty new alternative.

Connect differently. Hidden paths in Cape Town are revealed in the Cape Camino. Walk them and hook up with nature for a refresh. Page 35.

Also, when is a smartphone not like a gun in the hands of a teenager, or a child for that matter? Leading legal social media expert in Africa, Emma Sadleir, gives insight that really shouldn’t shock you, if you’ve been paying attention. WIN a copy of her book Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones.


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Showing some heart

Showing some heart The Big Issue art and writing classes are offered by Elaine Millin, and form part of the organisation’s development programme for vendors. Talented, […]

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.

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?

Coffee in your hands

Signing for coffee orders from deaf baristas is becoming standard practice for ad agency employees at 50 Harrington Street, Cape Town.

Sculpture inspired by tech

The artistic journey from barcode technology to clay

Lucky 13

Trevor Noah has picked 13 funny South Africans for his new series NationWild

Cape Town!

Rediscover your city. On foot.

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