The Big Issue #324

November – December 2023

Give the gift that keeps on giving – an EDUCATION. When you buy a copy of The Big Issue Bumper Edition you get a 24 page Little Issue magazineThe Little Issue usually retails for R25. It’s yours, FREE in this issue – pull it out and gift it to a child in need this festive season.

Don’t forget your FREE Art, Craft + Museums Map. It’s an informative cultural navigator that you won’t find in apps.

AND REMEMBER: Your purchase supports street vendors across Cape Town CBD and suburbs, also available in South Africa, nationally, from select Spar, Pick n Pay, and CNA stores.

From this issue:

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

5 minutes with Batsi Jorofani

I paint to reflect the beauty I see and feelings I experience. Most of my art I paint from imagination and memories. I enjoy experimenting with the play of light in a painting and the use of warm, cool and hot colours of the paint helps me express my interpretation of the subject – be it figures, landscapes or floral studies.

Last meal Macabre

If you were to choose one final meal, what would it be? Would you pick a classic steak and baked potato or try something you’ve never tasted? In A Year of Killing, world renowned photographer, Henry Hargreaves, explores how food connects us all and what our choices of food say about us as people.

Soup Saviours

Hundreds of people are fed twice weekly at Mavuso Gqola’s soup kitchen in Mfuleni, Cape Town. People of all ages come from Mfuleni and surrounding townships to queue, sometimes for hours. For some, it is their only meal of the day. The provincial Department of Social Development says this is one of 68 Community Nutrition and Development Centres supported by the department in the Western Cape.

BIG ISSUE scam crime report back

All necessary investigations have been conducted by key role players in the cyber scam: Standard Bank (our bank), First National Bank (scammer’s account), anti-cybercrime forensic specialists Wolfpack Information Risk, SAPS, our auditor and our insurer. To prevent a repeat of this crime, we have installed new software on all work devices, which is able to detect malicious inbound and outbound emails.


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