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Zelda La Grange on Good Morning, Mr Mandela

Zelda La Grange, Nelson Mandela's former private assistant, writes for The Big Issue South Africa about her memoir ‘Good Morning, Mr Mandela’, the lessons she learned from Madiba and the responses her book has evoked. Her memoirs, published in June 2...

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The service keeping Australia’s homeless in clean clothesINSP_Orange Sky Laundry 1

Two friends from Brisbane have launched Australia’s first mobile laundry service for the homeless. In August 2014, Lucas Patchett and Nicholas Marchesi set out to improve the hygiene standards of local homeless people by kitt...


How £3 turned into £45,000 for the homelessBITN_Dominique Harrison-Bentzen 2

“One night on the streets was just the beginning of a huge realisation,” says Dominique Harrison-Bentzen. Last December, the student from Preston in the UK, started fundraising for a homeless man who offered her £3 – all the ...


Big money behind bars in the USAReuters_Prison

There’s big money to be made from America’s jails and prisons. Outsourced companies, such as Texas-based prison-industry giant Securus Technologies Inc., make a profit every time a deposit is paid into an inmate’s account and...


Representing Philly at the Homeless World CupOSA_Representing Philly at Homeless World Cup 1

Ellish Danzy was introduced to the street soccer movement thanks to a chance encounter with Chandrima Chatterjee, the director of Street Soccer Philly, who was at Ellish’s new shelter recruiting players. Since his first pract...