The Big Issue #320

July – August 2023

The Big Issue #320 is packed with different stories that focus on dignity and respect for indigent people living on the streets. Buy a copy and support our street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs, especially during the cold winter.

The magazine is available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar, Pick n Pay and CNA stores, and street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs.

From this issue:

  • All
  • Agents of Change
  • Feature
  • News
  • Vendors

Hotter, better radio

You would have to go a long way to beat the passion HOT 102.7FM’s founder and Managing Director, Lloyd Madurai, has for radio. His passion has taken him on a journey which culminated in his induction into the SA Radio Hall of Fame some years ago – the youngest person to receive this honour.

Filling quiet space

When a loved one has died, how do you learn to live without them and fill the gap that is left? Dimakatso Motiang, Clinical Psychologist at Netcare Akeso Arcadia, discusses how self-compassion and human connection are key to moving forward.

Big Issue at home: Vendor care and well-being

Our vendors’ livelihoods are our top priority. While death is a tough subject, preparing for it can alleviate a huge financial burden later. TBI Social Worker Melody Gombakomba reports.

The Comb and Scissors of Dignity

The members of Salzburg’s Barber Angels Brotherhood dress in black, and their name might make you think of motorcycle gangs. But these Angels in fact offer haircuts, beard trims and shaves to homeless, poor, and marginalised people. Their services are open to anyone who needs them, and demand is higher than ever.

Miracle Runner

Local ultra-runner and adventurer Rehan Greeff raised a whopping £96 896 (around R2.3 million) towards NGO ForAfrika between 2017 and 2022, and recently broke the UK’s National Three Peaks record for running the entire distance. As the biggest individual fundraiser for his chosen charity, ForAfrika, his inspirational story has not always been easy.


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