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20 August – 19 September 2021

The Big Issue #299 – the The Animal Issue – is on sale right now.  Available as always from your favourite vendor across Cape Town. Anyone outside of Cape Town can buy the magazine at selected Spar and PicknPay stores.

As always, there’s lots to read in The Big Issue #299.  So here are a few of the topics covered in the new issue.

  • Pet rescues

Animal cruelty and abuse is a barbaric practice and abuse of ill-conceived notions of power over other species, regardless of religious or cultural beliefs. TEARS is actively putting a stop to it.

  • Fearless Dingo Wild

Wildlife conservationist, adventurer and award-winning Discovery Channel presenter, ‘Dingo’ Dinkelman, hosts one of the fastest growing YouTube channels in South Africa. Read how his daring new Cage of Death series is changing the face of wildlife conservation

  • Who is SA’s animal whisperer?

Animal communicator, author and conservation activist Wynter Worsthorne chats to us about an ancient indigenous ability in us all – to communicate with animals, help clear up baffling animal behaviour, locate lost pets and more.

  • Meet Plett’s happy dogs

Volunteers from Muddy Pooches feed 250 pets from informal settlements every Saturday. It’s a beautiful testimony to the compassion that people can show towards their pets …

  • Binge-watch on Showmax

Devilsdorp is a bingeworthy Showmax docuseries about a horrifying Krugersdorp murder story with shameful details previously unrevealed by mainstream media. Editor-in-chief of Weekend Special, Karen Rutter investigates…

  • Africa and I

Armed with nothing but $80, a backpack and a pocket camera, 20-year-old Othmane Zolati walked, biked, skated and hitched rides from Morocco to South Africa – covering 30 000km, across 24 countries…

“Get your Big Issue ##299 copy and be part of job creation in SA – it’s more than just a good deed; it’s a damn good read.”

WHAT: The Big Issue #299
WHEN & WHERE: 20 August – 19 September 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 www.bigissue.org.za or contact: Editorial: Editor Laura Jones, 021-461-6690; Advertising/Marketing: Derek Carelse at derekcarelse@mweb.co.za

See also Cape Town Green Map