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Consider this ~ Inner preparation for the Burn

Posted by on April 23, 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 »

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 »

Old And New Traditions In a Self-Organising Community

Posted by on April 16, 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 »

The Great Trek (helpful hints to survive your first Burn)

Posted by on February 6, 2019

Words: Solar Santa / Photos: as per credit   Back in 1836 the history books tell us that the Afrikaners disenchanted with British rule packed their voorlaaiers, Bibles and grannies into their ox wagons and headed into the great unknown. …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 »

Kakpraat With Princess Caralot

Posted by on October 1, 2018

Greetings one and all and welcome to the kakpraat corner! This is the place where we talk all things toilets and come together to try and make the thrones the best things around. I’ve been keeping an eye on the …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 »

The Ice Queen Speaks

Posted by on April 9, 2018

Words: Abi Case / Photos: credits on shot Hi. My name’s Abi. I’m the Ice Queen. You might have met me in the Ice queue. However, I’m usually backstage conducting the heaving circus that is Die Yskas. My crew and …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 »

Ten tips for a Greener Burn

Posted by on April 7, 2017

Green Hacks And Eco Tricks From Burners Like You “As one of 13 000-plus burners,” I said to the very busy and handy AfrikaBurn online community forum, “how can I create a cleaner, more eco-friendly AfrikaBurn?” Here are ten eco tips, …More »

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