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The Big Issue #300

  • The Big Issue #300 (20 September – 19 October 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.

Aweh! How to speak Kaaps 

The first ever dictionary of SA’s Kaaps language has launched.

The first ever Trilingual Dictionary of Kaaps has been created. Find out what Kaaps is and how it came to be.

Roundup – food capture in South Africa 

While the debate rages on over glyphosate-based herbicides, farmers are spraying the chemical all over the world.

Recently, three US juries awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts to plaintiffs who asserted that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, gave them non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. Fin24 reports recently that consumers in America will be able to buy glyphosate-free herbicides in about a year, but this won’t be the case in South Africa.

Design that uplifts, delights, intrigues

Maverick fashion designer Rich Mnisi pushes the boundaries, manifesting exquisite collections.

A collaboration with Southern Guild at the Silo District in Cape Town showcases Rich Mnisi’s first sol exhibition – Nyoka – from 2 October to 4 February 2022.

Hungry and tired

After the devastation wreaked by the pandemic, some families who were once prospering, are living in their cars, in desperate need of food.

Record numbers of hungry people are queuing for food at The Service Dining Rooms in Cape Town as Covid-19 batters the economy.

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A voice for you, boo

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