What? A new post on princessandthebigblue.com?

Yes, the website is still alive (or better: alive again, it was offline for a while). We haven’t updated here in a while, because… frankly because I am lazy. All the info you need to make AfrikaBurn 2022 the best experience it could be is to be found on the Quaggapedia: https://quaggapedia.afrikaburn.com/ which is (kinda) replacing the WTF guide. Check it out and see you in Tankwa Town in less than a week! Exciting!!!

Quagapedia logo, similar to the wikipedia logo but with the AfrikaBurn logo worked in

Princess tells a story, tomorrow at AfrikaBurn HQ

Southern Rights & Wrongs story telling around the theme “Building Character” tomorrow live at the AfrikaBurn headquarters in Salt River, Cape Town. Your princess will tell the story of experience as part of the Subeterrafuge build crew. Tickets available on Quicket: https://www.quicket.co.za/events/135374-southern-rights-wrongs-building-character/

All proceeds go to AfrikaBurn. If you cannot make it for the live event, there is also an option for to buy a ticket for the live video stream/

Travis Lyle’s last Baardskeerder AfrikaBurn newsletter

Travis Lyle a.k.a DJ Hedmekanik of Radio Free Tankwa fame and general good egg, is signing out of his duties as AfrikaBurn Head of Communications, which he performed with great aplomb for seven years. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure to read the last Baardskeerder (AfrikaBurn newsletter) written by him.

Luckily there is great follow up so his seat will not be left empty as Brian Palmer aka The Brain (also of Radio Free Tankwa fame) is stepping in. Welcome!

“Indaba Is” South African jazz compilation

Album out on Bronswood Records end of January:


Brownswood are proud to present ‘Indaba Is’ – a compilation of current South African improvised music and jazz – released January 29th 2021. The project is a collaboration with 2 luminaries of the South African Music scene pianist / songwriter Thandi Nthuli and The Brother Moves On’s Siyabonga Mthembu who act as curators / musical directors on the project. 

AfrikaBurn Callout for Non-Executive Directors

AfrikaBurn is seeking to expand its Board of Directors and is calling for people to step up for a three year stretch volunteering as Non Executive Directors to help guide the organisation towards its future. 

Non Executive Directors sit in the strategic sphere of the organisation and play a pivotal role in translating vision and philosophy into a game plan. With many uncertainties still ahead of us, as well as the new opportunities and responsibilities afforded through the gift of Quaggafontein, the organisation is seeking individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Law
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Cultural Activism
  • Environmental & Land Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Fundraising

With the following soft skills and attributes:

  • Willingness to challenge
  • Coaching ability
  • Be self-reflective
  • Curiosity
  • Patience
  • Capability
  • Independence
  • Strong ethics
  • An understanding of South Africa’s cultural environment.

Candidates will be required to commit to offering at least 20 hours per month of their time in service to the organisation that propels the movement we know as AfrikaBurn.

Afrika Burns Creative Projects is a registered non profit company and public benefit organisation with section 18A status. With a commitment to our cultural context, AfrikaBurn is driven to ensure that our decision making circles at all levels are inclusive and represent the diversity of South Africa. 

The organisation is specifically encouraging women and people of colour to apply. 

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.

Click here for the application process and pack.