The Big Issue #298

  • The Big Issue #296 (22 July – 19 August 2021).Available from your favourite vendor across Cape Town. Anyone outside of Cape Town can buy the magazine at selected Spar and Pick n Pay stores.

Making a move within SA? 

If you’re not leaving the country, where are you moving to within its borders? Semigration is big news, and Cape Town, a popular destination, is already under pressure.
Investigative journalist Jim Hislop reports

Consumers. What are you rights? 

We delve into how consumers are being misled, particularly during the pandemic, with consumer journalist Wendy Knowler. Plus get a host of resources that you can use to protect yourself.

The Cape Town Philharmonic, virtually…

Editor-in-chief of Weekend Special, Karen Rutter finds out what has happened to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra during the Covid-19 pandemic…

Love dogs!

Catch A Dog for Life, a new 13-part South African docu-reality series currently streaming on NETFLIX. Rescue hounds are matched to their ideal families with amazing results…

Jo’burg’s heritage – who lives there?

Ever wondered about the ghostly turn of the century mansion that overlooks the M1 highway amid the greenery in Parktown? Take a virtual tour of the 116-year-old Dolobran House with heritage journalist Lucille Davie…

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“Nature is not only all that is invisible to the eye…it also includes the inner picture of the Soul” – Edvard Munch

A piece of heritage

Dolobran House looms tall and magnificent with its fairy-tale spires, onion dome and weather vane set amid the established greenery of Parktown. Johannesburg-based heritage journalist Lucille Davie unearths its tremendous and lesser-known history.

Cyber symphonies during Covid-19

What’s happened to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra during the pandemic? Karen Rutter finds out…

Finding the one

A Dog for Life, is a brand new 13 part docu-series by South African co- director Samantha Gray, currently streaming on Netflix. The Big Issue catches up…

Consumer Cons – read the fine print

Championing the causes of downtrodden consumers and pursuing captains of industry, Wendy Knowler takes literal aim when only honest answers will do.

Boom or bust

Research shows that in the next year Cape Town can expect a greater influx of migrants relocating from elsewhere inside our borders. So, what does that mean for our already cramped, under-services overpopulated city? Jim Hislop investigates…

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