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Town Planning Feedback

Posted by on 23rd April 2020

Help design and create a new Tankwa Town landscape. The floor is open to creativity and we’re looking for collaboration. More »

Teardrops on the Tankwa

Posted by on 11th December 2019

Words & photos: Kevin Kgara Rack   Cast: The Avatar, The Shaman, The Bear, The Bear’s son, Oom Daan Soentjies, tracker and story teller !’Aru Ikhuisi Piet Berendse, White Lighting, Kgara, the Powerful Shaman woman who breathes fire, Ras, Angel …More »

Same desert, different do-ers

Posted by on 5th November 2019

DPW Council Structure 2020 In 2019 the fantastic Helena Sheridan steeped down as DPW coordinator, leaving a vacuum in the leadership structure of our most important desert crew. This vacuum, as with all challenges, presented us with an opportunity to …More »

Another day, another Blessing

Posted by on 6th November 2018

  Another day, another blessing – and another wonderful encounter with our locals on the streets of Cape Town. Through the generous donations of our community, we’ve put together another 25 Blessing Bags to distribute to those in need. This …More »

An App, an API, and Other Stories

Posted by on 29th October 2018

We’re ready to offer access to the API for our Tribe system! Got ideas for an AfrikaBurn app? A way to personalise the map? Or do you want to customise a WTF guide? Our API can make that, and much more, happen. More »

What the **** is the Open Mesh network?

Posted by on 29th October 2018

Music streaming apps. Push to talk implementations. Analytics and data projects. Lighting controllers. All of these, and much more, are possible on our open mesh network in Tankwa Town. Want more info? Got skills? Tuck in, and volunteer to make this happen! More »

AfrikaBurn Blank Canvas Express – Third Leg

Posted by on 17th October 2018

  After its first two successful expeditions to the Northern Cape and Free State, the third leg of our Blank Canvas Express roadshow is now headed to Richmond and De Aar. This leg of the tour will see members of …More »

Our 2018 Post Working Title Survey is ready!

Posted by on 8th October 2018

Want to know how many people came from Kenya? Or maybe what the largest age group of attendees is? How many virgins attended? What happened to the Weekend Warriors? Wonder and wait no more! All the juicy stats and numbers …More »

Friends don’t let friends exploit our culture

Posted by on 6th August 2018

Intro by The Tim Words by Charlie Dolman Our friends over at the big Black Rock in the desert face many of the same challenges we do. One of the challenges they are facing is that of commodification on Social …More »

Streetopia Legacy – Invitation to Contribute

Posted by on 27th July 2018

UPDATE: The deadline has been extended to Tuesday 14th August 2018 As part of its ongoing legacy project, every year’s Streetopia event leaves some permanent works of art in Observatory – and an opportunity is available for you or anyone …More »


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