The Big Issue #301

  • The Big Issue #301 (23 October – 19 November 2021). Available in South Africa, nationally, from selected Spar and Pick n Pay stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.

Power of social innovation 

Guest Editors Tanner Methvin and Anna Finizio of Impact Amplifier bring you a 17-page business special which includes incredible success stories about SA entrepreneurs and how they have flourished with the help of social enterprise strategies.

WIN media personality Joanne Joseph’s new book!  

Children of Sugarcane is Joanne’s latest novel, published by Jonathan Ball … read an in-depth interview and stand a chance to win a copy of her book.

Megan meets Uga

WeekendSpecial writer Megan Choritz interviews award-winning South African filmmaker Uga Carlini about her latest film, Angeliena – the story of a much-loved car guard who decides to follow her dream to travel after she is diagnosed with a fatal disease.

It’s too much WiFi

Did you know that the average cost of data in townships of Cape Town is R200 per gigabyte? Find out what’s being done about.

There’s an app for that!

A collection of the latest and greatest tech innovations created by South Africans for South Africans.

Gift of skills

One company making a considerable difference in the Ocean View community in Cape Town is marketing and digital agency Marketing Grit who is empowering business owners and operators with core marketing skills to enable them to generate revenue.

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Hungry, and tired

This charity has been feeding Cape Town’s hungry for more than 80 years. Never have so many people queued for food.

Roundup – Food capture?

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

How we speak

The first-ever dictionary of South Africa’s Kaaps language has launched. Why it matters …

Design that uplifts, delights, intrigues

A collaboration with Southern Guild at the Silo District in Cape Town showcases designer Rich Mnisi’s first solo exhibition, titled Nyoka, on show from 2 October 2021 through to 4 February 2022. Designed to reach out and inspire.

A voice for you, boo

Animal cruelty and abuse is a barbaric demonstration of people manipulating ill-conceived notions of power over other species and exploiting innocence. In some instances, it is also about ignorance versus education. TEARS Senior Animal Welfare Assistant Sive Twani talks to The Big Issue about giving animals a voice.

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