It’s true that much of the activity for our main event in the Tankwa Karoo is around that time of year, but our community is active all year round, across the whole of South Africa and beyond. Other than our main event in the Tankwa Karoo, we host other events during the course of the year. These include:
This is our annual post-Tankwa get together, where we gather to share experiences and shake off some dust. It’s usually a large event, with around 2 000 people who contribute artworks, decor, music and performance. Since 2016, the event has been held at the Killarney race Track in Cape Town, which allows for both outdoor fire art, and a race track for Mutant Vehicles to display and cruising. The event is usually held in early June, in order to perform the function of welcoming our DPW crew home, just as they emerge from the desert, having wrapped up all infrastructure.
Created as a means to bring our desert experiment in community and art alive in an urban setting, Streetopia takes place in Observatory, Cape Town, where for a day our crew, as well as residents, artists and civic organisations collaborate to bring the Village Green and a stretch of Lower Main Road alive with good vibes.
The event is held on the last Saturday of November each year, and you can find out more about Streetopia on the event’s website.
To get info on what activities and initiatives are taking place, check out the following online spaces:
Our main Facebook page (our main social media info channel)
Our Facebook group (great for discussions & introductions)
AfrikaBurn International (where our local community & international visitors can connect)
AfrikaBurn Resource (a great place to ask & post about project needs and exchanges)
Nansen Street Facebook page (Nansen is our DPW workyard and community maker space)
In the lead-up period to our main event at the end of April each year, many crews across South Africa come together to connect and collaborate on various projects in preparation. Keeping an eye on our social media spaces and signing up for our newsletter (which you can do here on our homepage) will ensure you’re updated on the many things happening in our community.
There are also artistic, social and environmental initiatives that take place throughout the year – and you’re welcome to get involved in any of them.