They say only love can break your heart, so it’s with total heartbreak that we are confirming that the event that we all love so much is cancelled for this year. Like the R355, the road their team has travelled in the past couple of weeks has been bumpy – and the road ahead hasn’t always been clear. But, with the principle of civic responsibility in mind, and as a precautionary measure in light of the unfolding coronavirus situation, and in consultation with the relevant authorities, they’ve had to make the tough decision that the best course of action would be to hold off on their 2020 event.

They’ve had to make this difficult decision out of a duty of care to their global community at this time, before the many crews working on projects invest any further funds, resources and love in this year’s event.

As part of the dignity project AfrikaBurn have been busy building and distributing toilets and hand washing basins for the homeless on the streets of Cape Town during the covid-19 pandemic.

On the line is co-founder, Robert Weinek who explains to Suga how the process has been thus far and what their plan is for the future.