The Big Issue #272 out NOW!

By MapMyWay
28 February 2019

The Big Issue
It's more than just a good deed; it's a damn good read.

The Big Issue #272 (20 February to 19 March 2019) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

Cape of Flames is the lead story in this edition of The Big Issue.

Fires are merciless and spread within minutes. They can never be underestimated. In this issue, we highlight the recent blazes in the Overberg region (page 12) and profile a social enterprise that’s helping to prevent fires in informal settlements (page 16).

Big Issue journalist Lungisa Mnqwazi shares his experiences of living with the constant threat of shack fires in Masiphumelele, near Fish Hoek (page 15); and a big shout-out to CapeNature for allowing us to use its iconic ‘bokkie’ image on our front cover. Who can forget the old ‘bokkie’ poster?

As always, The Big Issue values your feedback and would love to hear from you on this and other features in the magazine. Send your comments to

Good to know
The Big Issue #272 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 February to 19 March 2019. Anyone outside Cape Town can buy the magazine here  Don’t forget: you can buy The Big Issue with your smartphone! Click here for a step-by-step guide.

Get your copy and be part of job creation in South Africa. It’s more than just a good deed; it’s a damn good read.

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