The Big Issue - Madiba centenary edition

The Big Issue #266 (20 July to 19 August 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

Madiba’s centenary brings a spark of light to a chaotic post-apartheid South Africa. The Big Issue is featuring SA’s top press photographers in this issue, all of whom had the honour of working with and photographing Mandela during his life.

There’s a humanitarian boldness that’s both visually and literally apparent in the pictures and stories of the top press photographers who journeyed by Madiba’s side. His iconic humility and humour touched our hearts. We can only hope and wish that this type of empathic awareness is carried into the spirit of South Africans to help our nation evolve.

Cape Town’s World of Monkey Sanctuary and Wildlife Park is in a crisis. The 45-year old animal rehabilitation concern is threatened with closure for several reasons and it’s an issue. There are a few simple things you can do to help.

There's lots more to read about, so get your copy of The Big Issue NOW!  The Big Issue is a socially responsible non-profit organisation that enables willing unemployed and marginalised adults to take responsibility for their own lives through a developmental employment programme.

Get your copy and be part of job creation in South Africa.
It's more than just a good deed; it's a damn good read.

Good to know

  • The Big Issue #265 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 June to 19 July 2018. Anyone outside Cape Town can buy the magazine here.
  • Don't forget: you can buy The Big Issue with your smartphone! Visit for a step-by-step guide.

INFO: visit or email Derek Carelse n md@bigissue.org.za regarding Advertising/Marketing.

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