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Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 1

Posted by on 23rd May 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 13th May 2019

 Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. Welcome back to Solar Santa’s continuing adventures. 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 23rd April 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 18th April 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 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 »

Old And New Traditions In a Self-Organising Community

Posted by on 16th April 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 »

DESTINATION: PtIII of The Spirit Train Story

Posted by on 12th April 2019

Words: Mike Kennedy / Photos: Christiaan Barnard D E S T I N A T I O N …is the end of a cycle and the start of another. When it comes the time to put pen & paper down, …More »

PERSPIRATION (THE SPIRIT TRAIN STORY – PTII of III)

Posted by on 1st April 2019

P E R S P I R A T I O N … is your body crying happy tears! In creating such a large artwork/mutant vehicle we set ourselves up for three main challenges – storage, transportation & maintenance for …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 »

You Are The Experience Of AfrikaBurn

Posted by on 13th March 2019

                                                                                 Words: Shannon Smith / Photos: as per credit   The hype is huge, the excitement is next level, the build-up is ever growing and everyone is jittery with excitement. Like teenagers going to their first ball, outfits are strewn …More »

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