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What did you do in the war, Daddy?

Posted by on 11th October 2019

Text by Solar Santa (Ronnie Jack). Free pictures from Pixabay I grew up in the aftermath of World War 2. My father served in armoured cars in North Africa against Rommel’s Afrika Korps. As a child I would ask him …More »

Streetopia Jozi Updates!

Posted by on 9th October 2019

In 2015, a little idea to fill the streets of urban areas with the vibe and creativity of Tankwa Town took flight, as Streetopia in Observatory, Cape Town. Five years later, our Obs event – which is in essence a …More »

Spark Grant Recipients 2019

Posted by on 11th July 2019

Sparking Community Projects Across eMzantsi! Our annual call for Spark Grant applications was heard far and wide this time round – and we’re now happy to announce the recipient projects for our 2019 round of micro-grants.     As the …More »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 4

Posted by on 3rd July 2019

Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. You are rewarded for having endured this far with more stories from Solar Santa Sonica has gifted me an amazing site. Corner of 6ish and Black Rock City. Prestigious address linked to the original …More »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 3

Posted by on 24th June 2019

Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. Solar Santa continues on his merry way. It is early morning on the playa. My first day back. I’m looking for Nathan the builder of SKOP. A bakkie rolls up and I can’t believe …More »

To You the burner, participant, woman and man

Posted by on 16th January 2019

(words: Skeleton Leaf of Change Crew / photos: as per credit)     We the ladies of The Skeleton Leaf of Change would like to share a bit of our experience from AfrikaBurn: Working title (2018) with you. The burn …More »

Join Us At Streetopia 2018!

Posted by on 21st November 2018

Once a year our crew teams up with the community of Observatory, Cape Town, to host a street festival that takes place in the hood that’s been something of a crucible for this crazy experiment we call AfrikaBurn. Imagine the …More »

Is Consent Culture Burner Culture?

Posted by on 7th November 2018

Is acting with a disregard for consent just Radical Self-reliance or have we been slacking on Each One Teach One? Is “boys will be boys” Radical Inclusivity or a threat to our Gifting culture? Is being a creep Radical Self-expression or an epic Civic Responsibility fail?More »

DPW 2019 – STEP UP & SIGN UP!

Posted by on 1st November 2018

If it’s November, then it’s open season on DPW signups. Here’s word from Princess Caralot, our DPW Crew Wrangler:     Howzit people of the dust! Are you thinking of applying to be on DPW but you’re not sure what …More »

Why Decompression?

Posted by on 5th July 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 »

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