The Big Issue #323

October – November 2023

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The Big Issue Supporting Interns

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Xolisile Mavela, a Public Relations student from Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), as our intern at The Big Issue. Xolisile’s willingness to learn and an eager approach are qualities that will take her far in her career.

Buffing up on gibbon conservation

The South African National Biodiversity Institute’s National Zoological Garden (SANBI NZG) is excited to introduce Sylvester, a male buff-cheeked gibbon, which recently arrived from La Teste-de-Buch zoo in France.

A charitable move

Employees in a payroll department have pooled their hard-earned cash to support the Pretoria-based non-profit organisation (NPO) Project House of Hope, which provides shelter and care to vulnerable individuals, children and abandoned, abused and neglected babies.

An Urgent Appeal

The Big Issue has been dealt a blow after an email scam where cybercriminals have stolen limited funds. This specific type of fraud is known as a ‘hacker scam’. We are appealing to the public for assistance where possible …


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