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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 »

HomeBurn: a trilogy in four parts ~ Part 1: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to HomeBurn

Posted by on 19th May 2020

Words by Solar Santa with Scheepers de Bruin, May 2020 (featured image photo by Gita Claassen) It was my plan to complete a trilogy of Burn stories in 2020. Like so many Burn plans it crashed and burnt (symbolically) when …More »

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 »

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