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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 »

To You the burner, participant, woman and man

Posted by on January 16, 2019

(words: Skeleton Leaf of Change Crew / photos: as per credit)     We the ladies of The Skeleton Leaf of Change would like to share a bit of our experience from AfrikaBurn: Working title (2018) with you. The burn …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 »

Is Consent Culture Burner Culture?

Posted by on November 7, 2018

Is acting with a disregard for consent just Radical Self-reliance or have we been slacking on Each One Teach One? Is “boys will be boys” Radical Inclusivity or a threat to our Gifting culture? Is being a creep Radical Self-expression or an epic Civic Responsibility fail?More »

Meet our new DPW core crew!

Posted by on October 5, 2018

It takes a special kind of person to hold the reins of DPW and help guide the crew that raise and raze Tankwa Town’s key infrastructure. Over the years the mantel has passed from Paul Jorgensen, to Paul Grose, to …More »

Kakpraat With Princess Caralot

Posted by on October 1, 2018

Greetings one and all and welcome to the kakpraat corner! This is the place where we talk all things toilets and come together to try and make the thrones the best things around. I’ve been keeping an eye on the …More »

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