Bold cover of latest BIG ISSUE supports emerging SA film

The Big Issue Kyle Shepherd

  The Big Issue makes the bold move of featuring up-and-coming actor Jafta Mamabolo on the cover of the latest edition. A stunning image of a semi-submerged Mamabolo is accompanied by the tag line, “The emerging face of SA film”. “Jafta stars in Otelo Burning, which hit the big screens around the country on May 11, the same day the magazine comes out,” explains Melany Bendix, editor. “We decided to feature him on the cover as we have a well-founded hunch that Otelo Burning may be as big as Oscar-winner Tsotsi, judging by the rave reviews and string of awards it has already garnered.” She adds that The Big Issue has a reputation for supporting the local arts and the latest magazine