The Big Issue #317
April – May 2023
Issue #317, our PHILANTHROPY edition, is available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar, Pick n Pay and CNA stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.
Ian Kilbride, Guest Editor for The Big Issue and Chairman of Spirit Invest and Spirit Foundation, and Honorary Professor at Stellenbosch Business school writes …
Brazilian skateboarding sensation, Leticia Bufoni, recently joined forces with Johannesburg-based artist Fhatuwani Mukheli for a special collaboration. Together, they designed custom skateboard decks in true African style. Bufoni kicked off the collaboration by hosting a workshop at Pimville Skatepark alongside local skate star, Brandon Valjalo. The event featured demonstrations of skateboarding skills, sharing of knowledge, and the giveaway of multiple signed boards.
Durban-born Bianca Beck has published and released her first book, Crossroads. Bianca lost her office job when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, but managed to find work elsewhere and also took the opportunity to write a book she’d started a few years earlier. Former employer and friend Shirley Williams, has helped Bianca with publishing costs.
New Sensory Library for Kids
Hey there bookworms, have you heard? Toys R Us has partnered with The LEARN Project to launch a new sensory library in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It’s called the Bright Future Sensory Library and it’s officially open to the community of Newlands East. Read about it in the latest edition of The Big Issue …
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