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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 »

The Dust

Posted by on May 13, 2016

The Dust: it was everything I ever wanted; everything I never needed and a moment in time that shaped me into a more colourful human than I was before.More »

What would Mr Radical Self-Reliance do?

Posted by on October 1, 2015

No matter how you cut it, a luxury experience being paid for at a burn is a commodity; it’s a service being sold. Someone doing your shit for you at a cost takes us right back to the impersonal transaction of the default world. Concierge culture? Plug & play? AfrikaBurn co-founder Monique Schiess vents a little on the subject. More »

Behind Every Cynic Is A Disappointed Idealist

Posted by on February 18, 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 »

Donkey Cart Weekend – Many Bridges Built

Posted by on November 12, 2014
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Initiated by Padstal owner Hein Lange and Robert Weinek (and other members of our Outreach team), the Donkey Cart Weekend has turned into an annual event that’s now a community-building experience that’s building bridges into the future. More »

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