The Big Issue bumper edition

The 64-page bumper edition includes 25 city voices – South African media owners, authors, performers and creatives – who offer their insights and opinions.

Enter to win competitions

Readers can enter to win one of four copies of Zapiro’s new book, Let the Sunshine In, as well as one of two copies of Jenny Morris’s Yumcious – a cookbook just in time for the holidays.

Performers and entertainers

Highlights of Issue #270 include words from performer Pieter Dirk Uys, who shares aspects of his life without the make-up and glitter.

Readers can also find out about David Kramer's new musical, Langarm.

Vusi Thembekwayo

The latest edition features an opinion piece by Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo, who 'tells it like it is'.

All about Africa's youngest writer

Individuals will have the opportunity to read all about Stacey Fru, the youngest girl in Africa to write a book (at nine-years-old).

Media articles

The Big Issue encourages readers not to miss out on articles from media moguls Sumien Brink and Adriaan Basson, and the vendor stories.

Issue #270 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from Friday, 23 November to January 2019. Anyone outside Cape Town can buy the magazine here.

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