Poly Beetle Alert!

From The Baardskeerder AfrikaBurn newlsetter:

No, not poly like that but rather like this: Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer. Get to know the name (poly = many, phagous = feeding, therefore: the beetle that feeds on many types of trees). In case you didn’t get word yet about this issue, here’s the lowdown: this invasive beetle and the Fusarium fungus that it infects trees with are killing many species of trees across South Africa. And here’s where you come in: if you’re bringing wood of any kind to our event site, you need to be on the alert and inspect the wood to make 100% certain you’re not spreading this beetle’s progress.

Our advice (whether you’re bringing wood for your campfire) is to pick up firewood at your last possible opportunity, which also makes sense as far as saving on your fuel bill. And as far as ‘last possible opportunities’, that would be in Ceres in the south or Calvinia in the north – or from either of the raodside stores on the R355 (Halfway House or Tankwa Padstal). And for projects bringing wood as part of artworks or theme camps, we advise that you closely inspect the wood for any signs (like the image above) of infestation – and not bring that wood, at all.

Want resources about this beetle, and how to prevent its spread?



Theme Camp newsletter

If you registered a theme camp this year, you should have received e-mail from our beloved head of theme camps Sonica. It was titled “TC Newsletter Feb 2019” and sent out on Monday (Feb 25th).

Most important info in there:

Theme Camp applications close 28 February 2019.

As do Form 2 and 3!!

So get those forms completed! Without Form 2 & 3 we cannot give you placement, so don’t delay, fill in your forms today.

see also our post about this

WAPs (Work Access Passes)

You should have gotten a mail from your theme camp wrangler as well, let them know how many WAPs you need, they include vehicle access and you need them to get on site before Monday to set up your lovely theme camp!

Theme Camp leads Meet & greet

The first Theme Camp Meet and Greet will happen this Thursday evening. The Theme Camp Committtee thought it may be nice to try and find a way to enable Camp Leads to share resources and ideas of what works well for Theme Camps set up. If you wanna share resources, come meet your counterparts.

  • When: 28 February (deadline day!!)
  • Where: Forex in Observatory
  • When: 18:00 -20:00

Sound Meeting

All Theme Camps that have Sound as a gift are invited to join The Sound Meeting for all registered project with sound. This is a mandatory meeting for all Sound Camps.

  • When: 13 March
  • Where: ABHQ Junction Hotel, 8 Junction Rd., Salt River
  • Time: 18:00

And all the info you need about suppliers and how to be and stay “in good standing” as a theme camp, which is essential if you want to come back next year.

So read the newsletter!


Last days to register your theme camp and fill in all three forms!

If you haven’t registered your theme camp for AfrikaBurn 2019 yet, or if you registered, but didn’t fill in forms 2 and 3 yet, pay attention!
Theme camp registrations have to be completed by this Thursday 28th of February!

To register a theme camp, go to https://tribe.afrikaburn.com/ and “Create a Collective” if you don’t have one yet. Then click on your collective (under “collectives” in the left hand column, and click “theme camp” under “Register a new project” in the right hand column.

If you already registered your theme camp you can go to the collective and on the right hand side, at the bottom, you will the three forms: form 1, form 2, and form 3. They should all be green if you filled them in, if not: DO IT NOW!!!


Pyro Workshop & Fire Perimeter Training

Saturday 2 March from 10 till 13 at AfrikaBurn HQ aka Junction Hotel

If you’ve got a project planned or registered that will make use of pyro, will burn, or will need a safe perimeter, you’d know that attending Fire Perimeter Safety training session is compulsory if you want your piece to burn.

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Ranger training this Saturday

What’s a Ranger?

To sign up to become a ranger: fill in this form

Ranger Training Saturday February 16 09:00 – 15:00

RSVP: rangers@afrikaburn.com

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7 Ilukuluku – Temple of Curiosity Presents: A Night in Wonderland

7 Ilukuluku – Temple of Curiosity Presents: A Night in Wonderland – Facebook event

Book tickets for ILUKULUKU – Temple of Curiosity at Afrika Burn 2019 Presents: A Night in Wonderland.

ILUKULUKU – Temple of Curiosity at Afrika Burn 2019 Presents:
A Night in Wonderland.

Help bring our Afrika Burn 2019 art structure to life by joining us at the fundraiser and launch of our crowdfunding campaign.

Hosting a feast of local talent, our DJs will whisk you away. A Night in Wonderland with ILUKULUKU – Temple of Curiosity, will draw you from the default world and into the realm of curious places and spaces.

Incense Altar
9pm-11ish Rob Toca
11ish:-12:30ish Sacred Sun
12:30-2ish Terrasoul

Temple Inner Court:
9-11ish Shift Mawelele
11-1ish Dylan Munro

R120 on Quicket
R150 at the door

Embark with us on a journey toward the dust. Engage with us, create your crop mark in the sand. Come with us as we search for the space between the ephemeral and eternal. Although fleeting, existing only briefly, ILUKULUKU will leave a powerful, everlasting imprint on your heart.

Ilukuluku – Temple of Curiosity is an art structure, currently being built for Afrika Burn 2019.

About our Tribe:
ILUKULUKU is supported by a great number of tribe, friends and proud default world sponsors.

Each and every one of them has committed to realise the vision of enhancing the effectivity of Tankwa Town. Guided by the 11 guiding principles, we uphold the ethos of our community and culture.

If you want to support ILUKULUKU, we would love to tell you more about how you can get involved.

RSVP to info@ilukuluku.co.za to enquire, or attend our art structure presentation and launch of our crowdfunding campaign. (By RSVP only, 7:30pm – Temple Inner Court – Wonderland)

We look forward to you joining us tribe in creating this place of belonging and be part of seeing it come to life.

R120 on Quicket*
R150 at the door*

*Your gift to ILUKULUKU contributes to raising the temple off the ground. All proceeds go towards the material costs, wood, paint and the infrastructure of our art structure.

#AfrikaBurn #fundraiser