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The Big Issue is a socially responsible non-profit organisation that enables willing unemployed and marginalized adults to take responsibility for their own lives through development employment programme.

Primarily, we produce a monthly magazine which individuals purchase from our offices to sell at traffic lights. This way of earning an income is not easy. Traffic light sales are gruelling – on your feet all day; in all kinds of hot, cold, wet and windy weather; relying on the interest or kindness of strangers, and the possibility of befriending regular customers. It is hard work!

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  • Master Nyethe
    June 24, 2019
    I have been selling The Big Issue for 18 years now. I enjoy working in the city as it’s a diverse market and exposes me to many different types of people. My pitch is very central making it easy to attract consumers from all over the world.
  • Date
    June 19, 2019
    I have been selling The Big Issue for the past 15 years. I started out in Claremont and then moved to Cape Town, after that I moved to Fish Hoek and I’ve been selling the magazine here for seven years.