These are the most basic 'rules' that there are in Tankwa Town. AfrikaBurn is an autonomous space with no hard and fast rules, but these are the few that are important:
PARK YOUR VEHICLE AND LEAVE IT ALONE.
Tankwa Town is a pedestrian and cyclist environment – the only vehicles permitted to drive around are Mutant Vehicles and those used by emergency and event crews. When arriving and leaving Tankwa Town, drive very slowly - the speed limit is 10km/h for anything on wheels. Heads up: motorbikes and scooters must be registered as Mutants in order to be driven at all on our event site. Also, put your keys somewhere safe that you'll remember after a week in the dust.
BICYCLES ARE NOT PUBLIC PROPERTY
If it’s not your bike, don’t ride it. Don't even think about borrowing it and bringing it back later ... If you have a bike, don't forget to lock it when not in use.
NOTHING IS BOUGHT OR SOLD IN TANKWA TOWN
Except for ice, and that’s to keep your food and liquids chilled. It’s a decommodified zone – so please don’t buy or sell anything. And while you're at it, please cover up any brands or logos. Louis Vuitton and his mate Hugo Boss have no value in Tankwa Town.
LEAVE NO TRACE
This means you’ll see no rubbish bins or receptacles, other than those you bring with you. Everything that you bring in, you must take out with you. Keep a small bag with you when you're exploring Tankwa Town - it’s good for carrying water and putting rubbish in.
NO PETS ALLOWED
Please don’t arrive at the event with your pet - there are good reasons for us not to allow them. Please note: the only exception here is for service dogs.
PROTECTION OF ARTWORKS
If you see someone vandalising, removing or stealing items from an artwork (or something that looks like an artwork), please immediately ask them to stop. Inform a Ranger if necessary .
A lot of hard work goes into the art that you’ll see in Tankwa Town, and it’s shared with you as a gift. Please respect the art and the artists. Scrawling your lame-ass tag on someone else's art is not cool unless the artist has specifically invited you to do so ... as often happens in the temple.
PLANE? DRONE? USE OF AIRSPACE?
You can’t fly anything into or at AfrikaBurn except a kite (unbranded) – whether recreational or for commercial purposes (i.e. carrying a camera) - without registering with our Airspace crew.
VERY IMPORTANT: No drones are allowed on site.