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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 »

Consider this ~ Inner preparation for the Burn

Posted by on 23rd April 2019

Words & photos: Hana Park We are now less than a week away from stepping foot on the red soil of Tankwa Karoo and seeing our collective dreams come alive. There will be many things that will demand our time, …More »

TTT – THE TANKWA TOKOLOSHE

Posted by on 13th February 2019

                                                                                                Words and photos by Solar Santa   The Tankwa Tokoloshe is at it again. He is inside my brain filling it with bright ideas. Not many people know about him because he’s very sly and cunning. As are most …More »

BURN BABY, BURN!

Posted by on 28th May 2017

(words by The Bohemian Doctor – photos by Hervé PHOTOGRAFF)   Trying to describe my first time at AfrikaBurn using words would be like trying to taste music, or to hear colour, or to see speech. It would be like …More »

How to not use money (A decommodification perspective)

Posted by on 13th April 2017

Photo by Giordano Sordoni Not using money doesn’t only start when you hit the Tankwa. It’s a deep and meaningful practice that will leave you feeling exhuberated and empowered as you master it’s illusive art. Draw up a list of …More »

Ten tips for a Greener Burn

Posted by on 7th April 2017

Green Hacks And Eco Tricks From Burners Like You “As one of 13 000-plus burners,” I said to the very busy and handy AfrikaBurn online community forum, “how can I create a cleaner, more eco-friendly AfrikaBurn?” Here are ten eco tips, …More »

Stretch Tent Erection Guidelines

Posted by on 18th February 2016

Over the past few years, there’s been a trend for large-scale camps to have tent companies arrive early and set up those glorious large stretch tents on the best patches – but the occupants would only rock up much later …More »

What would Mr Radical Self-Reliance do?

Posted by on 1st October 2015

No matter how you cut it, a luxury experience being paid for at a burn is a commodity; it’s a service being sold. Someone doing your shit for you at a cost takes us right back to the impersonal transaction of the default world. Concierge culture? Plug & play? AfrikaBurn co-founder Monique Schiess vents a little on the subject. More »

The First Time I Came

Posted by on 25th June 2013
Simon O'Callaghan 2013

A smiling face offered me a cocktail at sunset, I plonked my dusty bones on a bean bag with a rag tag assortment of dust dwellers and I thought – hey – this is alright…More »

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