The Big Issue Issue 299 2021

High quality, varied and entertaining content for readers across age, culture, religion, gender and other demographics. Stories include reporting on local and international happenings with a ‘bigger issue’ about an individual, and unusual news or events that impact us all. The Big Issue shares in-depth interviews with local and international celebrities, artists, change-makers and thought leaders. It also focuses on local people or organisations committed to making positive changes in society – intent on finding innovative ways to effect change.

South Africa
Mikateko Media
1,52 €(IVA inc.)
13,40 €(IVA inc.)
11 Números

en este número

1 min.
ed’s letter

TAKING ACTION We are often overwhelmed by requests for animal, conservation and nature content. We’ve responded by dedicated this issue to exactly that, in honour of our earth’s most important inhabitants. Thank you to each one of you good people who contributed to our articles. Your lives are surely richer and more satisfying for it and there must be a special place in heaven for you. Animal rights issues are incredibly emotive, and rewardingly so at the best of times. Read about animal whisperer, Wynter Worsthorne; fearless conservation activist and YouTube star, Dingo; Sive Twani from TEARS; and Othmane, the twentysomething who zipped through beautiful Africa on a skateboard, plus a whole lot more. And remember, if you witness any form of animal cruelty, even in the mildest form, perhaps a dog…

1 min.
introducing tsephi

We extend a warm welcome to Tsephiso Nhemachena, fondly known to all at The Big Issue as Tsephi, our new social worker who has become a member of our Big Issue family. Tsephi earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work and completed her Master’s in Public health at the University of Cape Town. This broad educational exposure to social issues has expanded her knowledge of the intersection of health and the social welfare of people. Tsephi is on board to assist with our vendors, particularly their personal and professional wellbeing. She says, “I am passionate about enhancing the physical, psycho-social, mental and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable people in our communities.” Her focus includes family strengthening, “because I believe that the family forms a key component of our society. I look forward…

1 min.
have your say

YOUR FACEBOOK POSTS Annette le Roux Love my regular Big Issue from Sunnydale Noordhoek area vendor Sive! The Big Issue Dorset & Hampshire (UK) Just a shout out from The Big Issue in Dorset, England. Inge Campher This is an AMAZING initiative! Support the vendors, this is their income, they are trying to make a living without begging at robots, but actually being entrepreneurs. If you not interested in the magazine at least give them a donation for their effort! I give every Big Issue vendor I see at least R20 even if I already have this month’s issue. SHOUTOUT! Thanks to barista Wandile Samente at Freddie Freeloader, in Salt River, Cape Town for these cute animal images captured in latte art! Wandile is self taught, and also learned a thing or two about his craft…

1 min.
find a vendor

Vendors stand for hours in heavy traffic offering their own (purchased) stock of magazines to you, our reader. Each vendor is quickly recognisable in their blue, white and red bibs sponsored by Warwick Wealth. Meet our wonderful Constantia team … Who: Patrick Nqayi (vendor number: 3335) Location: You can find Patrick at the Constantia robots on Spaanschemat River Road Resides in: Khayelitsha Dream job: To be a driver Hopes and dreams: Patrick would like to retire in the Eastern Cape. He hopes to get more customers and support from them so that he can raise funds for his retirement. He wants to start a small business selling chickens after retiring. Patrick has sold The Big Issue for almost 15 years. Who: Noncwaka Mbeki (vendor number: 1663) Location: You can find Noncwqka at Constantia Village, opposite Spar Resides in:…

2 min.
easy on the pocket

A Pocket Guide to Sharks of the World (Penguin Random House) By David A. Ebert, Marc Dando Sarah Fowler For many, it’s unlikely that they will ever see a shark in the natural world. And those who spend life closer to the ocean, may wish never to see one. But for sharks, their near extinction is in greater need of conservation and management than any other major group of vertebrates. This handy guide identifies, illustrates and describes every known shark species. Particularly suited to travellers and conservationists, it will enable you to recognise living species, fishery catches or parts sold at markets. Expect lavish, highly detailed images and updated text throughout. Identify shark teeth and shark fins most commonly encountered in the fin trade, with comprehensive info on shark biology, ecology and conservation. Pocket…

3 min.
jan braai’s veggies...

BENCHMARK MALVA PUDDING IN A POTJIE Some time in the late 1970s food guru Michael Olivier, who was responsible for the Boschendal Restaurant, asked his friend Maggie Pepler to come and teach them how to make the original malva pudding. Ever since, it’s been a permanent fixture on their buffet menu. My malva pudding recipe is based on that original recipe and is published with Michael’s blessing. The single biggest adjustment from the original recipe is that I bake the pudding in a no. 10 flat-bottomed baking potjie on the fi re, and not in a conventional oven – Jan Braai. WHAT YOU NEED (feeds 6) FOR THE BATTER 1 cup flour½ tot bicarbonate of soda1 cup white sugar1 egg1 tot apricot jam1 tot vinegar1 tot melted butter1 cup milk FOR THE SAUCE ½ cup cream½ cup…