The Big Issue #287

  • 20 July – 19 August 2020 is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

Guardian of Madiba’s legacy

Madiba made it clear that anyone, irrespective of who and what you represented in the past, would be welcome in the new South Africa if you commit and work towards an equal and just society after the birth of the new democracy.

The shadow pandemic

In South Africa, the national Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) is receiving triple the amount of calls from women who are trapped at home with their abusive partners.

The Kolisis’ mission to save lives

Growing up in Zwide, a township in the Eastern Cape, Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi often went to bed hungry. “Going to bed without food in your stomach is one thing I don’t wish upon anybody.

Coffee & the art of family

For the 34-year-old Soa Delport-Sauls from Greyton and the 30-year-old Sibongile (Sibo) Mundienda from Hermanus, the announcement of hard lockdown was a huge shock.

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Floral Inspiration – July 2020

Floral Inspiration – July 2020 The Big Issue art and writing classes are offered by Elaine Millin, and form part of the organisation’s development programme for […]

The Kolisis’ mission to change lives

Driven by the desire to serve and help others, Siya and Rachel Kolisi are changing the narrative of South Africans living in impoverished communities.

The Shadow Pandemic

The UN recently predicted that lockdown could lead to a 20% surge in domestic violence, as victims remain trapped at home with their abusers. They’re calling this the coronavirus “shadow pandemic”, and like President Ramaphosa recently noted, South Africa is not immune.

Nocwaka Mbeki

Big Issue vendors Nocwaka Mbeki has been selling the magazine at Constantia Village shopping centre for more than a decade.

Guardian of Madiba’s legacy

Former private secretary to Nelson Mandela, television presenter and public speaker, Zelda la Grange calls on South Africans to be of service to people who are less fortunate than themselves.

Coffee & the art of family

At a time when human connections have been tested to the limit, two baristas with an entrepreneurial flair have become an integral thread of the social fabric of Greyton and Hermanus

Lungile Tose

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