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Zelda la Grange is the Guest Editor of The Big Issue #287 (20 July – 19 August 2020) which is available from your favourite vendor across the city of Cape Town. 

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.

Here are some of the highlights for this edition of The Big Issue #287

  • Guardian of Madiba’s legacy

Former private secretary to Nelson Mandela, television presenter and public speaker, Zelda la Grange calls on South Africans to be of service to people who are less fortunate than themselves.

Madiba made it clear that anyone, irrespective of who and what you represented in the past, would be welcome in the new South Africa if you commit and work towards an equal and just society after the birth of the new democracy.

With that he didn’t mean that we should remain in the rut of self-empowerment. He meant that we should each contribute in whatever way we can, to further the cause of a just society. But as he said, “freedom comes with responsibility”, and now more than ever we need to find the time, energy and resources to be of service to anyone who has less than we do.

Read the full article by Zelda la Grange in The Big Issue #287

  • The Shadow Pandemic

In South Africa, the national Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) is receiving triple the amount of calls from women who are trapped at home with their abusive partners.

  • The Kolisis’ mission to change lives

Growing up in Zwide, a township in the Eastern Cape, Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi often went to bed hungry. “Going to bed without food in your stomach is one thing I don’t wish upon anybody.

  • Coffee & the art of family

For the 34-year-old Soa Delport-Sauls from Greyton and the 30-year-old Sibongile (Sibo) Mundienda from Hermanus, the announcement of hard lockdown was a huge shock.

WHAT: The Big Issue # 287 – Guest Editor, Zelda la Grange
WHERE: From your favourite vendor in Cape Town
WHEN: 20 July – 19 August 2020
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