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Ananzi Street 2014 Big Burn 2014 Subterrafuge 2014 Aerial shot of R355 2016

Acknowledgements

2004

Paul Jorgensen contacts Robert Weinek via email and applies for funding from Black Rock Art Foundation (BRAF) for Afrikaburns. Paul also arranges Afrikaburns as a Burning Man regional and secures buy in.

Monique Schiess writes in her diary, “Must start a burn in SA…”

2005

Paul Jorgensen arrives at Paardevlei farm, Somerset West. Discussions start with Robert Weinek, Lil Black and Mark Mostert. Funding from Black Rock Art foundation for Afrikaburns is awarded.

2006

Malplaas pre-Burn meeting. Attendees: Paul Jorgensen, Robert Weinek, Lil Black, Paul Grose, Brad Baard, Richard Bowsher, Mark Mostert, Michael Sas-Rolfes, Simon Dunkley, Harry, Glen Walters and more…

13 JANUARY 2006

Afrikaburn pre-Burn 1 and 2, Paardevlei Farm Somerset West

Paul Jorgensen, Michael Sas-Rolfes, Karin Kritzinger, Herman van Wyk, Lil Black, Simon and Juta, Robert Weinek, Niel Ferreira, Ruahragh Brassy, Paul and Fahldila Fletcher, Mark Mostert, Egon Tania, Amanda Williamson, Bill Scarborough, Fletcher, Stephani, Andrew Putter,  Manfred Ziller, Paul Grose, Mark Heys, Mia and Daisy Darling

Simultaneous to these discussions Richard Bowsher, Brendan Smithers, Monique Schiess, Michael Sas-Rolfes, Mark Braunlich, James Happe, Nicolas and other South African Burning Man attendees where complotting to create a South African Burn. By the end of 2006 all had amalgamated their efforts!

2007

First Tankwa Karoo event cancelled due to flood.

Tankwa Stonehenge Farm location found with the help of Dean Botha and Conrad Hicks and others. Paul Jorgensen and Robert Weinek, Daisy and Mia Darling visit Henk and Maryke van Niekerk at Stonehenge.

22 – 25 November 2007 in Tankwa Town

MEMBERS AND DIRECTORS

Monique Schiess, Richard Bowsher, Robert Weinek, Michael Sas Rolfes, Paul Jorgensen, Lil Black, Karen Stewart

Paul and Fahldila Fletcher: loan of bakkie

DPW CREW

Robert Weinek, Paul Jorgensen, Karin Kritzinger (flags, gate, toilets), $teven Ra$pa, Grady Cousins, Uprise, Ed Haynes, Adrian Havingall

CATERING

Paul Jorgensen

CLAN CREW

Build: Paul Jorgenson, Brendan Smithers &  The Upsetters, Uys Krige, Greg, Paul Jorgensen, Up Rize, Adrian Havingall, Patrick L’amour.

Model built by Uys Van Der Merwe and Jona De Lange.

GENERAL THANKS

Henk van Niekerk, Faan van der Westhuizen; Richard Bowsher, $teven Ra$pa, Grady Cousins; Black Rock Art Foundation, howhowhow, Charlie Smith, Jaime Ladet and family, all those that loaned us money to start the madness.

DESIGN

Maeghan Judge, James Happe, Marius Roux, Karen Stewart, Kate Wigley

SIGNS

Alexi Romano

TICKETING

Matthew Evans, Matthew Swart

2008

MEMBERS AND DIRECTORS

Monique Schiess, Richard Bowsher, Robert Weinek, Michael Sas-Rolfes, Paul Jorgensen, Lil Black

DPW CREW

Robert Weinek, Charles Palm, Paul Jorgensen, Phillipa Scott, Karin Kritzinger, Uprize

DMV

Robert Weinek, Kirk and Sharon Young from Yesco for DMV lighting

CATERING

Paul Jorgensen, Phillipa Scott

GATE

Karin Kritzinger, Ashley Stevens, Monique Schiess

MOOP

Managed by Richard Bowsher (assisted by volunteers)

GENERAL THANKS

Henk van Niekerk, Faan van der Westhuizen, Camp Vuvuzela, Mick Snell

2009

MEMBERS AND DIRECTORS

Monique Schiess, Richard Bowsher, Robert (Miss Nesbitt) Weinek, Paul Grose, Jono Hoffenberg (Ranger Bob), Adriaan Wessels, Liz Linsell, Paul and Fahldila Fletcher

DPW CREW

Paul Grose, Uprize

DMV

Wayne McDermid; Robert Weinek; Carl and Ursulah du Preez (generators and music and dance), Bo Duvenhage

CLAN CREW

Egon Tania, Andrew Gibson, Herman van Wyk, Jan Strang, Kobus, Christo Hough, Melissa Dreyer, Brett Napier, Helio Lobo

GATE

Karin Kritzinger, Ashley Stevens, Monique Schiess

GREETERS

Jay, Liz, Daya, Miah, Cindy, Deona, James, Claire, Jolene, Ham (and his magical accordion), Cruickies, Shane, Abi, Colin, Eli, Margot, Amy, Stephan, Vivienne, Florian, Charles, Trevor, Gina, Alette, Rodney, Jitwam and any others who pitched in…

RANGERS

Liz (Blom ranger), Jono (Ranger Bob), Cindy, Paddy, Catherine (Ranger Kitty), Adriaan (Ranger Mushroom), Deona, Cole, Dirk, Miss Nesbitt and Dave.

Thanks also go out to Ashley for vital gate duty, Andrew and Deona for running the yellow info tent, and all the Department of Public Works crew who pitched in on a whole range of activities.

GENERAL THANKS

Henk van Niekerk, Faan van der Westhuizen; Dave from Nowhere

2010

DIRECTORS

Monique Schiess, Robert Weinek (Miss Nesbitt), Brad Baard, Paul G, Jules, Jono (Ranger Bob), Liz (Blom)

MEMBERS

Mike Suss, Richard Voller, Anine Trumpelmann, Richard Bowsher

DMV

Graydon Ilderton (for loan of DMV tents), Apocalypse for Trike, Paul and Fahldila Fletcher (bakkie), Carl and Urshula du Preez, Bo Duvenhage, Robert (Miss Nesbitt) Weinek, Wayne McDermid

DPW CREW

Paul Grose; Roger Mallet; Charles Palm; Andrew, Brett Napier. Helio Lobo, Uprize

CLAN CREW

Nathan Honey; Marco G +++

SITE MANAGERS

Monique, Jono (Ranger Bob), Ardi, Jules, Robert (Miss Nesbitt) Weinek, Paul G, Brad, Liz Blom

To all volunteers who did shifts at the event

MOOPERS

DPW for MOOP SWOOP

GATE

Karin Kritzinger, Ashley Stevens, Monique Schiess

GENERAL THANKS

Henk van Niekerk; Faan van der Westhuizen; Loan of Elvis; Paul Barker

2011

DIRECTORS

Monique Schiess, Robert (Miss Nesbitt) Weinek, Paul G, Adriaan, Jono, Liz ‘Blom”, Julia Savage, Brad Baard,

DMV

Wayne McDermid, Paul and Fahldila Fletcher, Carl and Urshula du Preez, Alex Wheeler, Chuckie, Jan Strang, Apocalypse Org for DMV 9 ton truck

To all volunteers who did shifts

DPW CREW

Jono, Paul Barker Greenfellow; Roger Mallet; Dunkin Doughnut Larkin; Paul Grose; Helio Lobo

STREET LIGHTS CREW

Helio Lobo, Tiaan Visser, Mark Julian, Robert Weinek, Cameron Richards, Melissa Dryer, Paul van Dyk solar

STREET SIGNS

Malissa Dreyer, Robert Weinek, Roger Mallet and DPW

CLAN CREW

Mark Julian, Tiaan Visser, Stefanie Schoeman, Nadia, Isa Marques, Nathan Honey, Cameron Richards, Malissa Dreyer (signage and clan), Helio Lobo

RIGGERS

Stefanie Schoeman, Albert Smit, Elrika Smit

THANKS TO

Brendan Smithers, Alex Wheeler. Jan Strang.

DMV CATERING

Robert Weinek, Jan Strang for braais.  San Clan pre build, Spoons, Patrick goggles.

SITE MANAGERS

Monique, Jono (Ranger Bob), Ardi, Jules, Robert Weinek, Paul G, Brad, Liz Blom, Conrad Hicks, Sebastian Prinz, Niki Prinz, Lachlan Matthews…(to check list)

GATE

Karin Kritzinger, Ashley Stevens, Monique Schiess

MOOPERS

Jono, Liz, DPW crew for MOOP SWOOP

GENERAL THANKS

Henk van Niekerk, Faan van der Westhuizen, David Beer, Graydon Ilderton from Nomadik tents for gifting DMV tents, Sybrand Cilliers for MICA tools, Mike Bare for tools loaned, Upset for wood and materials, Paul Barker for transport and assistance, Nathan Piper.

Sam Bendzulla for art and theme camp wrangling, and low income tickets. Isa Marques for comms and low income tickets. Devin Herd and Jon Cline for special events. Ilan Judes for design. Sam van der Merwe for book-keeping. Abi Case and Travis Lyle for The No Spectator.

BOSBERAAD (POST EVENT)

All members and Directors who attended and Harley du Bois and $teven Ra$pa

AGM

Thanks to Adriaan and Liz for organising, and Richard Bowsher for chairing and to all Members and Directors who attended till 3 am!

 


 

So, where’s the history timeline from 2011 onward? Sit tight – we have an all-action-blow-by-blow History that will be published soon, watch our channels for that.

If you’d like to check out our town plans (and event guides, posters etc) by year, you can find those here.

 


 

Did you play a part in AfrikaBurn’s history? Let us know – please take the time to contribute to our History and Acknowledgments pages by emailing info@afrikaburn.com. Thank you!