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Consider this ~ Inner preparation for the Burn

Posted by on April 23, 2019

Words & photos: Hana Park We are now less than a week away from stepping foot on the red soil of Tankwa Karoo and seeing our collective dreams come alive. There will be many things that will demand our time, …More »

Old And New Traditions In a Self-Organising Community

Posted by on April 16, 2019

Words: Eleen Polson   I was wondering about the traditions at AfrikaBurn while getting ready for this year’s clan gathering. When I was virgin to the burn, there were many questions before packing.  Uncertainty and excitement mixed with fear, made …More »

Her Name Is Nokubonga Vusani

Posted by on March 5, 2019

                                                                                         Words: Travis Lyle (photos: as per credit)   Once upon a time, back in 2015 when our offices were still in the old Bijou building in Obs, Cape Town, our small year-round office team often heard screams from the …More »

TTT – THE TANKWA TOKOLOSHE

Posted by on February 13, 2019

                                                                                                Words and photos by Solar Santa   The Tankwa Tokoloshe is at it again. He is inside my brain filling it with bright ideas. Not many people know about him because he’s very sly and cunning. As are most …More »

The Great Trek (helpful hints to survive your first Burn)

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Words: Solar Santa / Photos: as per credit   Back in 1836 the history books tell us that the Afrikaners disenchanted with British rule packed their voorlaaiers, Bibles and grannies into their ox wagons and headed into the great unknown. …More »

Best kept secret: volunteering

Posted by on January 26, 2019

It is one of the principles: participate, get involved, no spectators, the more you give, the more you get. And that’s the truth as discovered by many Burners. I had to fish hard for this little jewel, which was told …More »

Of cogs, fire and quanta: Steampunk at Afrikaburn 2018?

Posted by on January 11, 2019

Article by Dr John Steele, published in the South African Journal for Art History (SAJAH, ISSN 0258-3542, volume 33, number 3, 2018: 62-73) Quantum mechanics reveals that just about the only certainties we have are that margins are permeable and …More »

Falling in Love at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on December 4, 2018

  I keep on falling in love at AfrikaBurn.  Now sitting behind my computer, midyear through tax returns and a full diary, back in the default world I am reflecting on those moments of Love and Magic.  It helps me …More »

The Silence of Silent Burns

Posted by on November 13, 2018

Words: Eleen Polson / Images: Alexander Polson (unless otherwise specified) My first Burn in 2016 was, like many would agree, quite a shake up. I came to clean out my head, reconnect to my creativity by burning a bit of …More »

Burning with Joy

Posted by on August 13, 2018

Would you have liked it as much as I did? Would you have felt the magic wave carrying you from one experience to the next? More »

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