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The Big Issue #295 - 20 April – 19 May 2021

The Big Issue #295 is packed with stories promoting this month’s theme of The Power of One.

Here are some of the stories in The Lone Ranger Issue that focuses on the powerful impact that one person can make if they have the courage required to make a difference.

  • Tapestries of a mother’s legacy

Ruschka Jaffer, daughter of respected South African journalist, activist and author Zubeida Jaffer, introduces Number10 Publishers, which she co-founded to preserve her mother’s legacy.

  • Capturing our collective past

Pringle Bay resident Brendon Roberts has started a journey to create a global family album that will feature and caption photos taken between 1900 and 1999.

  • Klein Karoo’s pride project

Oudtshoorn-born designer and entrepreneur Nathaniël Rabie recently started a passion project involving T-shirts branded with the names of local neighbourhoods, and it is taking off “like wildfire”.

  • Ambassadors for change

Big Issue vendors Xoliswa Ntunta, Bongani Pholo, Thabo Jamangile, Siphokazi Magobiyane and Ntombekhaya Mhambi are doing the organisation proud as dedicated distributors of the magazine.

The Big Issue #295 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 April – 19 May 2021. 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 Glynis O’Hara, 021-461-6690 or; Advertising/Marketing: Derek Carelse at

See also Cape Town Green Map