THE BIG ISSUE #262 - the comedy issue!

The Big Issue #262 (20 March to 19 April 2018) is available from your favourite vendor across the city. 

Here's why The Big Issue is about providing some comic relief, setting the scene with a Zapiro cartoon on its cover

"There has been no shortage of drama in South Africa since the start of the new year. Between the shenanigans in our country’s political arena, the spotlight on the Guptas and state capture, and the threat of our taps running dry in the Cape, we could all do with some comic relief.

That’s what this month’s Big Issue is all about.

We figured that many of you might be suffering from chronic current affairs fatigue and would appreciate a walk on the lighter side of life. So, we contacted some of our favourite local comedians to help us bring some cheer, and Voila!

Our cover image by editorial cartoonist Zapiro sets the tone for this month’s comedy issue. Look out for more from comedians Barry Hilton, Shimmy Isaacs, Chester Missing and Evita Bezuidenhout."

Good to know

  • The Big Issue #262 is on sale from vendors in Cape Town from 20 March to 19 April 2018.
  • Anyone outside 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.

Get your copy and be part of job creation in South Africa. It's more than just a good deed; it's a damn good read.

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