The Big Issue #272
- 20 February to 19 March 2019
Fires are merciless and spread within minutes. They can never be underestimated. In this issue, we highlight the recent blazes in the Overberg region (page 12) and profile a social enterprise that’s helping to prevent fires in informal settlements (page 16).
Big Issue journalist Lungisa Mnqwazi shares his experiences of living with the constant threat of shack fires in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek (page 15); and a big shout-out to CapeNature for allowing us to use its iconic ‘bokkie’ image on our front cover. Who can forget the old ‘bokkie’ poster?
On a lighter note, we celebrate the efforts of our Big Issue champions, Jeremy and Nicole Olivier (page 32) and Candice Dorman (page 34), who have made a difference in the lives of our valued vendors. We invite all our readers to partner with us and help change vendors’ lives for the better.
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More from this Issue:
- Agents of Change