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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 »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 2

Posted by on 13th May 2019

 Writing and pictures by Solar Santa. Welcome back to Solar Santa’s continuing adventures. The journey to the Karoo is an ordeal. But an essential rite of passage. After over a thousand kilometres of tar road, in an overloaded car, the …More »

Falling in Love at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on 4th December 2018

  I keep on falling in love at AfrikaBurn.  Now sitting behind my computer, midyear through tax returns and a full diary, back in the default world I am reflecting on those moments of Love and Magic.  It helps me …More »

Department of Public Works Update #2 2017

Posted by on 15th April 2017

Here it is – another soundbite and photo montage from the team presently on site and building our city. Reporting from the windswept desert – where things are going well, and there’s been a lot of extreme weather – here’s …More »

Department of Public Works Update #1 2017

Posted by on 8th April 2017

Our DPW crew has been hard at work on site, building that city we’re all clamoring to get back to. They’ve already started grafting on the streetlamps and toilets, but why not hear it directly from the crew lead H: …More »

‘Sculpting with fire’ article by Dr. John Steele

Posted by on 19th January 2016

In 2015, Dr John Steele participated in AfrikaBurn with a view to writing an academic paper on land art. Here’s his finished paper, as published in the South African Journal of Art History. More »

The Countdown Is On…

Posted by on 14th March 2014

As our DPW assemble their crew and equipment ahead of their desert departure, it’s all about cutting rebar, cleaning tents and a fair share of heavy lifting. Check out Helena’s latest update – and their wish list…More »

The Offering

Posted by on 26th February 2014
Photo by Simon Max Bannister

Ahead of his third build, Simon Max Bannister shares his thoughts on his experiences and learnings of planning, building and holding the Temple space. More »

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