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The Dignity Project – Stepping Up And Rolling Out

Posted by on 28th May 2020

Since the lockdown slammed into us all at full speed back in March – and grounding all plans for any 2020 event in the desert – members of our team have been involved in realigning our energies and focus. And …More »

Radical Isolation: What AfrikaBurn can teach us about thriving in a Pandemic

Posted by on 17th April 2020

Words: Devin B. Faris/ Photos: Phoebe Batchelor   Tickets bought. Flights booked. A brilliant crew assembled, a fantastic theme camp joined. Group planning for supplies, gifts, costumes, creative projects and camping setup well under way. Early March 2020, and we …More »

Fighting Fear By Giving Love

Posted by on 1st April 2020

Words: Shannon Smith / Photos: Joanie Fredericks   Since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced, it’s taken a little time for the various levels of the impact of the situation to really hit home. Our first reaction was to contemplate what …More »

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 »

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 »

Camping: Greywater And How To Manage Yours

Posted by on 16th April 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 »

Inspiration (The Spirit Train Story – Pt I of III)

Posted by on 13th March 2019

Words: Michael Kennedy / Photos: Christian Barnard & Lizaan Nel I N S P I R A T I ON … is like a breeze.   It passes over you effortlessly and when it whispers to your soul it will …More »

Her Name Is Nokubonga Vusani

Posted by on 5th March 2019

                                                                                         Words: Travis Lyle (photos: as per credit)   Once upon a time, back in 2015 when our offices were still in the old Bijou building in Obs, Cape Town, our small year-round office team often heard screams from the …More »

Best kept secret: volunteering

Posted by on 26th January 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 »

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 »

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