Youth Month

June is Youth Month, and to mark the important period, the magazine celebrates inspirational young people and organisations that are raising the next generation of entrepreneurs, maths boffins and artists.

The story of Thalitha Sabile

This issue shines the light on Thalitha Sabile, a 17-year-old girl from Philippi, who is a bullying survivor. Despite numerous attempts by children to break her esteem and spirit, she has risen above the torment and has forgiven her bullies (page 16).


New Heritage Foundation

Issue #276 announces the launch of the new Heritage Foundation, which aims to give a group of girls a sense of hope and purpose. The registered non-profit organisation has the goal of shaping the next generation of 'girl-trepreneurs' by teaching them that their dreams and voices matter (page 24).

"One of the things we admire about this generation is their eagerness to break boundaries and limitations that have been set, often by older people who are afraid of failing," says the team at The Big Issue.

An unstoppable force

In June, a group of primary school learners and university students set a world record when they built one of the world’s largest Level-3 Menger Sponges (page 26). And, according to the magazine, they had fun doing so. "If they are setting records at this young age, we can only imagine what an unstoppable force they’ll be when they are older."

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