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On the streets

The Cape winter can be merciless for even the toughest Capetonians, but for people living on the streets, it makes their daily battle even more of a challenge.

1 July | 2014

What it’s like living on Cape Town’s streets: Delice’s story

A simple sequence of events – the death of her husband-to-be, a move from Johannesburg to Cape Town, a job opportunity that didn’t work out and her son developing a drug habit – landed Delice Hopki

29 March | 2013

The importance of partnerships

Borne out of a difference of opinion but a common challenge, the collaboration between local NGO Straatwerk and the Central City Improvement District continues to create employment opportunities fo

29 November | 2012

CCID fieldworkers: Creating a caring Cape Town

This year, despite the negative effects that a global economic recession has had on homelessness, CCID fieldworkers have once again brought passion, patience and perseverance to bear on the difficu

23 November | 2012

The Big Issue 2012-13 Collector’s Edition: join the movement against unemployment

The Big Issue’s 2012-13 Collector’s Edition is hitting the streets on 23 November, and features 60 South African stars and their thoughts on the country's big issues of the year pro bono t

22 November | 2012

New SMS line makes it easy to help the homeless, responsibly

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that your next donation to someone living on the street was used to help rather than hinder that person’s chances of making a positive change in their lives?

12 July | 2012