Local Food Feast #WDC014


Local foodies get ready for a food feast at Cape Town Stadium from 15-18 October.

Off to the food market we go! The experience all Capetonians have come to love – and are just so good at – comes to the Cape Town Stadium from 15-18 October.

How Organic Produce Aids The Local Economy

An accusation often levelled at sustainably grown and organic produce is that it is too expensive - Susan Barnes offers a different consideration.

It is certainly true that you can get a lot more apples for your rand in the non-organic aisles of the supermarket. However, to look at this issue solely from a personal economic point of view is to miss the bigger picture.

Better Living Challenge Showcase Launch

The Better Living Challenge’s (#WDC204) signature Showcase event will be taking place in October and November 2014.

The showcase comprises of an exhibition at the V&A Waterfront and life-size interactive displays, talks and debates at the Cape Town Station Forecourt.

MyCiTi Adderley Street Station

Adderley Street Station

New MyCiTi station in Adderley Street to revolutionise travel in and around the city by providing a seamless transfer node.

The new MyCiTi station in Adderley Street will revolutionise the way commuters travel to and from the Cape Town central business district, providing a seamless transfer between the Cape Town railway station, the Golden Acre bus terminus, Station Deck taxi rank and the MyCiTi bus service.

The Big Issue: Vendor Art

Steven Roberts - Tractor

Vendor artist Steven Roberts is featured this month.

Steven Roberts, 30, is a self-taught artist. He’s been homeless for nine years, but recently started living with his sister in Khayelitsha. He has been a Big Issue vendor for five years and enjoys the work that he does.

“Selling the magazine helps me support myself. I hope that one day I can live on my own,” he says.

Environmental Journalist John Yeld to Retire

Environmental Journalist John Yeld

Vivien Horler, talks to Environmantal Journalist John Yeld about his career at the Cape Argus.

John Yeld didn’t always want to be a journalist – his first job was in a bank.

“I thought journalists were nosy people who poked into other people’s business. I didn’t understand why people would want to talk to them,” says the Cape Argus’s environment and science writer, a man who has made a career out of getting people to talk to him.

#WDC244 – Muizenberg Makes Waves

Muizenberg Festival 2014

Muizenberg Festival 2014 showcases how a community can make waves of a different kind.

Muizenbergers, have over the last few months collaborated, created and will celebrate from 9am 5 October to 6pm Sunday 12 October by showing there is much more to Muizenberg than just the beach and surfing!

110% Green Flagships being Smart about Mobility

October is National Transport month. Find out what some of our Flagships have been doing to offer alternative mobility.

As outlined in the Green Economy Strategy Framework, transportation is the key economic sector in the province that enables all other sectors. It is also a significant job creator, making up 10% of the Western Cape’s GDP. Globally, the transport sector is undergoing considerable change to reduce carbon emissions and improve economic efficiency.

The Big Issue: Introducing Issue #224

Claire Danes visits a crèche in Gugulethu

Buy The Big Issue with your smartphone! See their snap-by-snap guide in this issue…

* On the cover: Homeland actress Claire Danes visits our hometown… and loves it! We get some inside info.

* Photo essay: where children sleep From toy-laden bedrooms to tattered sidewalk sofas, children’s bedrooms aren’t all created equal.

Doing Their Bit to get the Green Economy Working for the Poor

110% Green Flagships share the impact being made in improving the living conditions of citizens of the Western Cape.

A key theme for 110% Green is ensuring that the green economy works for the poor.

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