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‘Sculpting with fire’ article by Dr. John Steele

Posted by on 19th January 2016

In 2015, Dr John Steele participated in AfrikaBurn with a view to writing an academic paper on land art. Here’s his finished paper, as published in the South African Journal of Art History. More »

AfrikaBurn Airspace to the Rescue (of a Leopard!)

Posted by on 3rd December 2015

Here’s a heartwarming story about how our community has come to the aid of an ailing leopard named Zorro. As you may know, leopards are considered ‘near threatened’ in Southern Africa due to decreasing numbers, as a result of the …More »

CPUT ECP – An AfrikaBurn Experience

Posted by on 18th August 2015

Read the second instalment about CPUT students who built & burned for the first time at this year’s event where “the experience was life changing…and they were overwhelmed at the extreme kindness and goodwill of everyone they met at the burn. The sheer scale of the event blew their minds, the tented camps and the chance to witness the large timber sculptures opened up a new sense of appreciation to design.” – Alex Noble, CPUT LecturerMore »

A Greater Purpose

Posted by on 29th July 2015

The Spirit Train – “An inspired process of synchronicity and creativity that brought strangers together and will hopefully live on inside of us for many years to come. What has since unfolded has organically embodied its name-sake, and the spirit in which it began – that of selflessness.”More »

Allegory In The Binnekring

Posted by on 26th May 2015

As the fog recedes you start to see the words slowly appearing in the skyline, words etched into those desert clouds that have become your muse, the words: you are amazing, you are beautiful, you are incredible, and one day, you are going to change the world.More »

Memoirs of A Burner

Posted by on 14th May 2015

I don’t think I could possibly mention all of what I saw and keep this review under a reasonable word count, but suffice it to say it was all wonderfully spellbinding. There was nothing I experienced at any of the installations, artworks, theme camps or mutant vehicles that made me wish I hadn’t seen or done it.More »

Let’s Talk Kak

Posted by on 6th April 2015

Many people talk kak, but few walk the talk. Here’s the lowdown on our shitters, with input from an expert. Like the loo with a view? Think it can be improved? Step up! More »

Clan 2015: Community Building

Posted by on 2nd April 2015

Thanks to the support of Mzansi Golden Economy, an initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture, ten local unemployed people have signed up as apprentices to build the Clan under the training and guidance of Project Lead Nathan Honey and his small band of international volunteers. More »

Why I Love This Time Of Year

Posted by on 10th March 2015

If you listen closely and look around, in garages, gardens, workshops all around the country, you’ll hear a new sound. The sound of people sawing, hammering, drilling, planning, plotting scheming.More »

Behind Every Cynic Is A Disappointed Idealist

Posted by on 18th February 2015

A lot of people have asked us for our response to the roast our workyard manager, Kurt, published. As we’re a community-based organisation that has consistently made itself available to answer any questions, we’re responding to the many issues Kurt’s raised.More »


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