The May 24th edition of The Big Issue comes with a strong warning for consumers: not every product label can or should be trusted. This is in line with the magazine’s cover feature on the labelling of cosmetics tested on animals. The report shows that in South Africa there is no specific law governing animal testing and no regulatory body monitoring the “cruelty free” labelling of products, which means that consumers opposed to animal testing could unwittingly be supporting a practice they abhor. “The issue we’re looking at isn’t whether animal testing is right or wrong, or whether it’s even a ‘necessary evil’ or not. Rather, we’re focussing on the issue of product labelling and our right as consumers to
Get down to your nearest Col’Cacchio pizzeria now – the Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series is back! Four months, four celebrity chefs and four amazing pizzas! Liam Tomlin kicks off in May, followed by extreme adventurer and chef, David Grier in June, and the creative goddesses from Charly’s Bakery in July. Liam Tomlin’s Lau-Ling, available until the end of May is an Asian inspired pizza topped with roasted crushed basmati rice, minced chicken, mint, coriander, shallots, crispy onion, spring onion, fresh basil, chilli, sesame seeds, and served with vermicelli salad. In June travel to India with David Grier. His Ghanchaka pizza has an Indian spiced mash potato base, topped with silken chicken tikka,
Colour Africa - Proverbs is a colouring book of beautifully illustrated proverbs from all over Africa. These words of wisdom teach children universal truths in an engaging and interactive way. Respect, compassion and teamwork are central themes. Each of the 10 proverbs appears in its original home language, with an English translation and a picture. There is also a fun game in the center of the book to reinforce the main messages from the ten proverbs. Colouring the lively hand-drawn letters is a great way for children to learn different lettershapes. The book is designed and produced in Cape Town. It is suitable for children 4-8 years old and is currently available in English and Afrikaans. The cover is printed on 100%
The Put Foot Rally bills itself as the "the greatest social rally on the face of the earth”, promising 7 countries, 7 checkpoints, 7 parties and 7000 km in 17 days. Quite a challenge, you think? You choose your wheels (which can range from a Toyota Corolla to a classic Range Rover), name your team and make your way through the checkpoints, which include the Fish River Canyon, Victoria Falls, Etosha, Caprivi Strip, Kariba Dam and Vilankulos. Teams of The Put Foot Rally automatically support charities of their choice annual favorites are Project Rhino and the Bobs for Good Foundation Following the inaugural 2012 event, minor changes have been effected to make it that much more brilliant, as if it needed to be!
Cycle as a Big Issue Bird OR Sponsor a Big Issue Bird and help raise Funds for this fantastic cause! A flock of feathered birds raised more than R18 000 for The Big Issue’s job creation and skills development programmes by riding the Argus in 2012, proving that “the sky is the limit”! This year, the Big Issue is inviting YOU to get involved by either riding The Cape Argus Cycle Tour on Sunday, March the 10th for The Big Issue, or sponsoring a rider. We are helping people to earn their own income and we need YOUR help to keep us going... The Big Issue... The Sky is the Limit!
Cool concepts are abundant in SA – but it is the really awesome ones that we like to point out to you. iBlankSA is one of them, a local is mos lekker South African initiative to raise awareness about our culture and subculture within cities, coastlines, and rural areas. How are they doing this you say? Simply really, we all wear iconic items of clothing every day, and although you may not realise it – your clothing choices describe a lot about you. The creative brains behind iBlankSA have created a range of uber cool Tee’s for every day use, sporting and supporting a range of fantastic causes… so through your purchase you ultimately fund important infrastructure and specific charity organizations in South Africa that may
Four extraordinary chaps wanting to do some good in the world started the No Danger Diaries by performing random acts of kindness while having fun! Every third thing on their list helps the world and our people in some way. For every thing you help them achieve on their list, YOU are contributing by bringing joy to someone else’s world. So what does it really take to make someone’s day? THE NO DANGER DIARIES LIST 1. Perform a song live 2. Run naked down a mountain ♥3. Take chocolates to ladies in a retirement vilage on Valentines Day 4. Ride a Horse on a Beach 5. Ride a plastic motorbike down the longest street in the city ♥6. Donate a weeks worth of living expenses by living below the bread-line for 5 Days (Under
We all know that South Africa isn’t for sissies and naturally we are all born with a set of giant kahunas! And size does matter here - however it is not only the size of the kahunas but rather the size of these four guys hearts. Christopher Venter, Hein Gerber, Dave Manor and Ian Chamberlain are the official Ambassadors for the charitable journey that departs Cape Town and lands in Dublin 8 months later to assist with raising funds and awareness for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. The Red Cross Children’s Hospital Trust raises funds for vital paediatric healthcare needs like purchasing medical equipment, specialist training programmes for doctors and nurses from all over Africa, building projects and upgrades. The
Work is almost back in full swing, bank accounts are tight and you are overall Bah humbugging – have no fear for the 2013 Stellenbosch Wine Festival is near and six months earlier than anticipated! The extremely popular Stellenbosch Wine Festival is taking off with an expanded ten-day program next year from the 25th of January to the 3rd of February 2013. Over 150 farms and countless gourmet eateries will be showcasing their finest produce influenced by the seasonal change of the event. Annareth Bolton, CEO of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes explains, “We realised that it makes sense to showcase our world-class wines during a period when everything that Stellenbosch offers - its natural beauty, unique cultural heritage,
Do you remember your very first pair of Tekkies? Most of us are privileged to have had many pairs in an assortment of colours and styles. Sadly there are many kids out there who aren’t as fortunate. Former Springbok Wing, Ashwin Willemse has experienced the joy of being bought his very own pair of brand spanking new tekkies and is inviting schools, corporates and other organisations to wear “tekkies” on the 9th of November to support the GreenSmile Foundation and the work that they do. “I can identify so closely with these kids,” says Ashwin Willemse. “I remember when I was chosen for the Boland athletics team for the first time as a 9 year old boy in 1991. It was a highlight for me, my family and our community. The