PITCH: M57, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700
SHOOTING FROM THE HIP
I grew up in Cofimvaba near Queenstown. Growing up, I loved reading and playing soccer; I was a great midfielder. Although I only attended school until Grade 11, I always dreamed of becoming a teacher so that I could also help children learn. Unfortunately, I haven’t realised that dream.
Our vendor on the pitch, Mzwanele Ntabankulu, 32, sells The Big Issue in Campground Road, Rondebosch. He shares his hopes for himself and his five-year-old son, Sinawo.
“I was born in Cape Town but my family relocated to the Eastern Cape when I was still a young child. I am one of seven children; we are four boys and three girls. When I was born, my parents named me Mzwanele, which means we have had enough boys, because I was the third boy.
We Need Your Help
The Big Issue appeals to all public space and shopping mall owners, managers and operators in the greater Cape Metro to allow our vendors to sell magazines at their sites. It can be hazardous and physically exhausting selling The Big Issue at traffic intersections, especially during winter. We’d like to see more vendors selling the magazine in a safer environment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.