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#300th Magazine Edition! 20 Sept – 19 Oct 2021

Happy #300th Birthday edition of The Big Issue is cause for celebration, and you can win a R1 000 Charly’s Bakery gift voucher! The Happy #300th Birthday edition has lots more to grab  your interest, as you’ll see from the selection of articles you will find in this edition. 

  • Aweh! How to speak Kaaps

The first ever Trilingual Dictionary of Kaaps has been created. Find out what Kaaps is and how it came to be. Adam Haupt, director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, is involved in the project and tells us more.

  • Roundup – food capture in South Africa

While the debate rages on over glyphosate-based herbicides, farmers are spraying the chemical all over the world.
Recently, three US juries awarded multimillion-dollar verdicts to plaintiffs who asserted that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, gave them non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system. Fin24 reports recently that consumers in America will be able to buy glyphosate-free herbicides in about a year, but this won’t be the case in South Africa.

  • Design that uplifts, delights, intrigues

Maverick fashion designer Rich Mnisi pushes the boundaries, manifesting exquisite collections.
A collaboration with Southern Guild at the Silo District in Cape Town showcases Rich Mnisi’s first solo exhibition – Nyoka – from 2 October to 4 February 2022.

  • Hungry and tired

After the devastation wreaked by the pandemic, some families who were once prospering, are living in their cars, in desperate need of food. Record numbers of hungry people are queuing for food at The Service Dining Rooms in Cape Town as Covid-19 batters the economy,

“Get your Big Issue ##300 copy and be part of job creation in SA – it’s more than just a good deed; it’s a damn good read.”

WHAT: Happy #300th Birthday edition of The Big Issue
WHEN & WHERE: 20 September – 19 October 2021
Available from your favourite vendors across the city. Anyone outside the city of Cape Town can buy the magazine at selected Spar and Pick n Pay stores.  Anyone outside of Cape Town can buy the magazine here.
Don’t forget: you can buy The Big Issue with your smartphone! Visit for a step-by-step guide.

For more information, visit or contact: Editorial: Editor Laura Jones, 021-461-6690; Advertising/Marketing: Derek Carelse at

See also Cape Town Green Map