Good Hope FM's Danilo Acquisto

Why would television and Good Hope FM radio presenter Danilo Acquisto take to the streets of Cape Town on a regular basis? This month's edition of The Big Issue reveals all.

Bird Island's 'lost boys'

Readers will be able to delve into the fate of Bird Island's 'lost boys', as well as the story of Ellen Pakkies, in Issue #268 of the magazine.

The Big Issue book review

Don't forget to check out The Big Issue's book review section – readers will be able to view the top picks of the most 'riveting' exposés on offer.

Photographic work by David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane

Curious South African culturalisms are explored in a body of historic photographic work by David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane in this month's edition. Both photographers work alongside each other in the same era with different outcomes. 

Pigcasso the painting pig

This month, readers will be able to enjoy entertainment – with a twist. According to The Big Issue, Pigcasso the painting pig is a rare sight to behold, so don't miss out.

Writers Don Pinnock, Ben Trovato and John Bird

The magazine is encouraging readers to enjoy the works of writers Don Pinnock, Ben Trovato and John Bird.

Support for local artists

The Big Issue welcomes any donations in the form of chalk pastels, canvasses, acrylics and watercolours.

Issue #268 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from Thursday, 20 September to Friday, 19 October. Anyone outside Cape Town can buy the magazine here.

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