The Big Issue #278 available NOW!


The Big Issue #278 (20 August to 19 September 2019 is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

The main Big Issue story this month looks into the issue of fining homeless people and the outcry it has sparked in the city (page 14). Let The Big Issue know your thoughts on the matter.

The Big Issue also profiles the exceptional work of U-turn Homeless Ministries, an organisation that works to rehabilitate and reintegrate individuals into communities (page 16).

On a lighter note, funny man Stuart Taylor has had audiences in stitches for two decades. Find out how he does it on page 10.

Look out for the feature on St John in Fish Hoek, which provides affordable community health training and care to surrounding communities (page 26). St John has a 136-year legacy of compassion in South Africa. The Fish Hoek branch has been around since 1976.

As always, The Big Issue values your feedback and would love to hear from you on this and other features in the magazine. Send your comments here

The Big Issue #278 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 August to 19 September 2019.

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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.
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