The Big Issue #304
- The Big Issue #304 ( February – March 2022). Our Media Voices Edition is available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar and Pick n Pay stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.
Refiwle Moloto tables a path back into our cities with discussions around returning back to work in a thriving era she calls The Roaring 20s. Her top contributors include the mayors of Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Ambition and care will drive Cape Town’s post-pandemic prosperity, believes Mayor of Cape Town, Geordin Hill-Lewis.
Rob Kane is CEO of Boxwood Property Fund, and Chairperson of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID). He is also the former CEO of JSE listed Texton Property Fund Limited which he started in 2006, and then listed on the JSE in 2011. Since inception, Rob grew that fund to an asset value of R5.5 trillion, comprising 350 000m2 of commercial, retail and industrial buildings throughout South Africa. Rob discusses brighter futures for Cape Town’s CBD.
CEO of The Development Impact Fund, Lorenzo Davids, says the ‘new society’ that we promised ourselves at the start of lockdown is now more urgent than ever.
Dr Mpho Phalatse, the Executive Mayor of The City of Johannesburg writes for The Big Issue. She poses the question: is Covid not a call for a truly pro-poor agenda?
Ryan McFadyen, Co-founder and Head of Strategy, HaveYouHeard Marketing, is of the opinion that to empower entrepreneurs is to rebuild a country.
Jodi Allemeier says Shimmy Beach Club is an unlikely venue for a live performance by veteran gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello … “I had wanted to dance with my girlfriends to their classic ‘Start Wearing Purple’, so I decided to accept the subcultural mismatch and just showed up”.
Ghalema Easton, Tawhid Denton and Martin Ssenteza are the founders of Creating Eden, an urban garden initiative. Tawhid chats to The Big Issue about creating food gardens in publicly accessible places, where anyone is able to harvest the fresh produce for free.
Irma Stern Museum in Rosebank, Cape Town, celebrates its 50th anniversary with an impressive collection of Expressionist art.
A giant penguin waddles across a wall. A massive pangolin curls up on the side of a building. Neon cartoon characters blow thought bubbles from a warehouse window. These are just some of the 130-odd street murals created for the vibrant International Public Art Festival (IPAF) in Cape Town, the largest event of its kind in Africa. Take a stroll through the city, and you’re bound to see more …
By Karen Rutter, Editior in Chief. Visit www.weekendspecial.co.za
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