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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 »

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 »

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

Posted by on March 13, 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 March 5, 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 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 »

Friends don’t let friends exploit our culture

Posted by on August 6, 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 »

Why Decompression?

Posted by on July 5, 2018

                 Text and photos: Jai’prakash Sewram     This morning, in my dream, a young boy appeared and asked me “Why do people need to decompress?” Determined not to pass up a moment of knowledge impartation, I responded and wanted …More »

Hard Questions #1 – Inclusion

Posted by on November 2, 2017

Words by Devin Isaacs and Travis Lyle Photos by Devin Isaacs and Mads Nørgaard The idea of inclusion sits front and centre of everything we do. “AfrikaBurn aims to be radically inclusive…” is one of the first lines anyone might read …More »

BURN BABY, BURN!

Posted by on May 28, 2017

(words by The Bohemian Doctor – photos by Hervé PHOTOGRAFF)   Trying to describe my first time at AfrikaBurn using words would be like trying to taste music, or to hear colour, or to see speech. It would be like …More »

How to not use money (A decommodification perspective)

Posted by on April 13, 2017

Photo by Giordano Sordoni Not using money doesn’t only start when you hit the Tankwa. It’s a deep and meaningful practice that will leave you feeling exhuberated and empowered as you master it’s illusive art. Draw up a list of …More »

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