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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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  • Date
    November 28, 2019
    Big Issue vendor Joseph Klint is proof that dedication certainly doesn’t get old. The 67-year-old grandfather has been selling the magazine for 22 years and he’s still as passionate as he was on his first day at his pitch.
  • Date
    October 23, 2019
    Big Issue vendor Phanuel Mulaudzi is convinced that endurance and persistence are key when living in impoverished conditions. This young man is determined to persevere and work his way to success.