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The Big Issue is a non-profit nongovernmental organisation (NGO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that publishes a general interest monthly magazine which focuses on the big social issues of the day. The vendors who sell the magazine are self-employed micro-retailers.

Our Social Development Programme provides vendor support including vocational, life and business skills training and guidance counselling.

The Big Issue aims to actively encourage and equip vendors to “move on” from the project into mainstream society.

Living Without Chaos

South African social philosopher and poet Athol Williams weighs up the cost of unfettered chaos.

Living Without Chaos

4 mins

Being Homeless Isn't A Crime

According to Statistics South Africa, ours is the most unequal country in the world. And this inequality is visible in all of our cities. Unless you are living under a rock, you’ll be aware that South Africa has a large homeless population.

Being Homeless Isn't A Crime

4 mins

Careful What You Wish For

Former newspaper editor Gasant Abarder refl ects on past fantasies about freedom and the imperfections that come with living in a democracy.

Careful What You Wish For

3 mins

A Question Of Liberty

While there is still much to be done to achieve true freedom for all South Africans, media veteran Ryland Fisher shares why we have reason to celebrate.

A Question Of Liberty

5 mins

An Inside Job

Yusuf Ganief, Executive Chairperson of Cape Town Festival and lead singer and manager of the music duo Desert Rose, invites us to join his journey in search of freedom.

An Inside Job

4 mins

Mind Your Language

Shadrack Ncele, an undergraduate law student, articulates his inner conflict and double consciousness as a young man born into isiXhosa culture who is now immersed in the English language.

Mind Your Language

6 mins

Two Lies And A Half Truth

Marketing Campaign Strategist Jordan Pieters delves into the disparities between the constitutional freedoms that young South Africans have been born into, and their lived realities.

Two Lies And A Half Truth

5 mins

The Year Of The Ark

Bonang Mohale, a leading businessman and Chancellor of the University of the Free State, recently delivered a speech at a masters’ and doctoral graduation ceremony, from which many South Africans can draw inspiration. This is an edited version of his speech.

The Year Of The Ark

3 mins

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Big Issue Magazine Description:

Publisherbig issue

CategoryCulture

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

The Big Issue is a non-profit nongovernmental organisation (NGO) and Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that publishes a general interest monthly magazine which focuses on the big social issues of the day. The vendors who sell the magazine are self-employed micro-retailers.

Our Social Development Programme provides vendor support including vocational, life and business skills training and guidance counselling.

The Big Issue aims to actively encourage and equip vendors to “move on” from the project into mainstream society.

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