SA’s top talent join the fight against poverty and unemployment

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Sixty of South Africa’s top talent have joined the fight against poverty and unemployment this festive season by contributing work pro bono to The Big Issue’s 2012/2013 Collector’s Edition. All 60 contributors submitted work under the theme of “My Big Issue” to create the bumper 92-page edition, printed on high quality paper and featuring the legendary flugelhornist, singer and defiant political voice Hugh Masekela on the cover. The weighty edition boasts a large number of the “who’s who” in South African literary, cartooning, photography, illustration and poetry circles, including Nadine Gordimer, Max du Preez, Ben Trovato, Zapiro, David Bullard, Jodi Bieber, Antjie Krog, Terry Crawford-Browne, Eusebius McKaiser and Damon                  


The BIG Issue: Local is very lekka!


      Local entertainment and household names fill the pages of the late January edition of The Big Issue, which features a top South African musician, an actress-turned-philanthropist, a top literary figure, an icon…and SA’s hardcore pro wrestling league. First up is cover star Tamara Dey, lead singer of Indie-Pop-Dance group Flash Republic. In a candid tell-all interview, the former First Lady of Kwaito reveals how and why she’s reinvented herself during her ever-changing life and music career. Archbishop Desmond Tutu then picks up his pen to write a letter about his younger self. In this exclusive feature The Arch tells of his greatest influences, his regrets and what he would do