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What did you do in the war, Daddy?

Posted by on 11th October 2019

Text by Solar Santa (Ronnie Jack). Free pictures from Pixabay I grew up in the aftermath of World War 2. My father served in armoured cars in North Africa against Rommel’s Afrika Korps. As a child I would ask him …More »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 5

Posted by on 26th August 2019

  Solar Santa concludes his Odyssey. Words & pics: Solar Santa   Congratulations on making it this far. You must be a Burner. Or planning on becoming one. This story is an attempt to capture in words the magic of …More »

The Night of a Thousand Hugs

Posted by on 5th August 2019

Words: Ronnie Jack aka Solar Santa / Images: Ronnie Jack (unless otherwise shown) Solar Santa winds up AfrikaBurn 2019 “Shameless self promotion” declares Travis. As head of Communications for AfrikaBurn, he should know. Her name is Jennifer. Spelt with a …More »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 4

Posted by on 3rd July 2019

Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. You are rewarded for having endured this far with more stories from Solar Santa Sonica has gifted me an amazing site. Corner of 6ish and Black Rock City. Prestigious address linked to the original …More »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 3

Posted by on 24th June 2019

Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. Solar Santa continues on his merry way. It is early morning on the playa. My first day back. I’m looking for Nathan the builder of SKOP. A bakkie rolls up and I can’t believe …More »

The Whimsy of a Wallflower in the Wasteland

Posted by on 13th June 2019

 Words by Gernus Oosthuizen on June 1, 2019   Rising like a dusty mirage out of the Karoo heat, there’s a city that many call home. It’s a manifestation of our collective imagination and the culmination of our collective …More »

Tankwa Trip Trials and Tribulations

Posted by on 7th June 2019

Words & photos: Paula Rutherford   Oh my soul, AfrikaBurn was fantastic indeed. An experience of note. My first of many to come. Here’s my AfrikaBurn Nutshell: Amazing 1 hour drive on the R355 dirt road down from Calvinia , …More »

The fire, the ceremonial firemaster, the fireman and the burner at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on 4th June 2019

  (Featured image of fireman Rob Erasmus far left and Skeleton Leaf of Change art work burn by John Steele, other images as per credit, text by Eleen Polson unless otherwise quoted.)   The big thing about AfrikaBurn, that makes …More »

Kids and the Burn (for those without kids)

Posted by on 29th May 2019

Words: Suzan McCreadie (preview photo: Suzan McCreadie)   This is for the young party people without kids… So, we’ve taken our kids to the burn since they were old enough to find their way back (around 8 years). The freedom …More »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 1

Posted by on 23rd May 2019

 Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. The adventures of Solar Santa at the Burn 2019 in no particular order It is first light. The cherry picker is high in the sky and the DPW (Department of Public Works) electrician hard …More »

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