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The Whimsy of a Wallflower in the Wasteland

Posted by on June 13, 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 June 7, 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 June 4, 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 May 29, 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 May 23, 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 »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 2

Posted by on May 13, 2019

Welcome back to Solar Santa’s continuing adventures. (words and pictures by Solar Santa) The journey to the Karoo is an ordeal. But an essential rite of passage. After over a thousand kilometres of tar road, in an overloaded car, the …More »

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 »

Temple & Timing

Posted by on April 18, 2019

To explain the thinking behind the timing of our Temple burn this year, project lead on the Temple of Stars, Walter Bohmer, has provided some insight into his reasons for requesting a Sunday silent burn of the structure.   Words: …More »

Camping: Greywater, Evaporation Ponds & Evapotrons

Posted by on April 16, 2019

At a Leave No Trace event like ours, the focus is usually on very visible issues like camps leaving a pile of trash behind on their location, or people dropping cigarette butts in spaces where much dancing has taken place …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 »

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