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Don’t be kak. Be lekker.

Posted by on 23rd March 2021

Words: Suzette du Toit Photo: Jan Verboom The South African colloquial word “Lekker” is used referring equally to a person, object or event as superb, magnificent or fantastic. As part of AfrikaBurn’s Code of Conduct, the term “Don’t be kak. …More »

THERE IS NO PLAN ~ The ongoing adventures of Solar Santa

Posted by on 19th December 2020

“I’m afraid the grand plan has gone pie shaped”. The message is from the Oracle of the Tankwa. The visit to the Cape has been months in the making. Designed to stop me from going bosbevok from overexposure to lockdown. …More »

Light art at AfrikaBurn: Finding our sublime selves?

Posted by on 19th November 2020

This is a summary of a paper presented at the 14th National Conference of the South African Journal of Art History, hosted virtually by Nelson Mandela University in September 2020. By John Steele, Walter Sisulu University; [email protected] Despite being off …More »

Humans Of AfrikaBurn: Kim Goodwin

Posted by on 27th October 2020

Feature image: Temple |Xam by Jonx Pillemer, profile pic by Kood De Kock, words by Shannon Smith   This man has changed your life, and many of you probably don’t even know it. Do you remember that magical piece that …More »

Ilukuluku and Bright Sparks Transform Cape Flats School

Posted by on 6th August 2020

Words and photos: Shaun Sebastian   Though the project, like so many other Creative Grant Recipients which were headed to our 2020 event, will not see the dust this time round, the Ilukuluku Collective have ploughed on regardless with their …More »

THE (VIRTUAL) ADVENTURES OF SOLAR SANTA 2020

Posted by on 16th July 2020

(words and photos by Solar Santa aka Ronnie Jack)   Has the virus pandemic left you huddled morosely gazing into your cup of soup? Lucky you. I’m old as Methuselah so don’t have the luxury of wasting what little time …More »

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 »

HomeBurn: a trilogy in four parts ~ Part 4: (Going) Live, the Universe and Everything

Posted by on 22nd May 2020

Words by Solar Santa with The Tim Doyle, May 2020 Photo by Stu Shapiro and featured image by Jan Verboom This HomeBurn story is writing itself. And like the real Burn it contains all the twists and turns that create …More »

HomeBurn: a trilogy in four parts ~ Part 3: So Long and Thanks for All the Art

Posted by on 21st May 2020

Words by Solar Santa with Isa Marques, May 2020 Photos by Isa and Jade Holling (featured image by Carmel Ives) Solar Santa’s Burn boots continue their virtual journey into the heartland of HomeBurn 2020. This time we are in the …More »

HomeBurn: a trilogy in four parts ~ Part 2: The Phoenix at the End of the Pangolin

Posted by on 20th May 2020

Words by Solar Santa with Nathan Victor Honey, May 2020 Photos by Nathan Honey except the one of himself (header image taken by Mark Thomas) Solar Santa continues on his dusty virtual journey into the heart of HomeBurn 2020. This …More »

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