Big Issue vendor goes the extra mile

Simphiwe Mabuwa greets a potential customer at the traffic intersection where he sells the Big Issue. Photo by Juliette Garms.

He is hard to miss as he saunters proudly along the middle of the road, smiling broadly, one hand wrapped around a stack of the Big Issue and the other waving at familiar faces. He has come to know his customers by their number plates and greets them as they drive by.