Thursday, 27 September 2018


The Big Issue #268 (20 September to 19 October 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city.

Why would gorgeous, local television and Good Hope FM radio presenter, Danilo Acquisto take to the streets of Cape Town on a regular basis? Find out in this issue.
Along similar lines, and quite shocking, is the fate of Bird Island’s ‘lost boys’ and also the story of Ellen Pakkies. Have a look at our book review section – you’re in for top picks of the most riveting exposés on offer.

Curious South African culturalisms are explored in a riveting body of historic photographic work by David Goldblatt and Peter Magubane. Both photographers worked alongside each other in the same era with very different outcomes.
Enjoy entertainment with a twist – Pigcasso the painting pig is a rare sight to behold. Enjoy well-known writers Don Pinnock, Ben Trovato and John Bird.

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The Big Issue #268 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 September to 19 October 2018­­­­. Anyone outside Cape Town can buy the magazine on

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