|Vendors in the birthday edition |
of The Big Issue South Africa
Our special report from India was highly popular with street papers worldwide. More than 30 articles were republished in 21 different street papers in Germany, Serbia, Czech Republic, Poland, Ireland, Brazil, Japan, USA and Norway.
A story about the difficulties faced by gay asylum seekers in South Africa shocked readers in other African countries. South Africa may have the most progressive constitution to protect sexual orientation in Arica, but gay asylum seekers' dreams of freedom often turn into nightmares when they discover the yawning chasm between the liberal ideals of South Africa's Constitution and harsh reality.