Find your favourite vendor below and help them out!

If you cannot find your favourite vendor or if they do not have a snapscan code please donate to the big issse with their name or sales location as a reference.

The Big Issue vendors are situated all over Cape Town. Have your R25 ready, or purchase via your Snapscan app, and support your local vendor! The vendor makes 50% of the cover price and all other proceeds go to our skills training and social support programme.

Donate now!

Donating to The Big Issue means supporting micro-entrepreneurs to generate an independent income – and it couldn’t be easier! Donations can be made directly into our bank account* at:


  • Bank: Standard Bank | Blue Route branch
  • branch code: 025 609
  • Account: 072 027 282
  • SWIFT Code :SBZAZAJJ (International transfers)
* Please specify “donation” on the EFT or deposit, and your name if you are willing to share your information. We would also hugely appreciate you dropping us a mail on with your details so that we can be in touch to thank you and to keep you posted on the difference your support is making.

Change is in your pocket

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.