About us

We loved the idea of Burning Man ~ radical self reliance and the co-creation of a town in the desert without the use of money. One night, at Afrika Burn, in the face of a wall of flames, we realised that in these turbulent times, we’d like to be learning stuff more than burning stuff…

….like how to be more resilient against a global agenda that is increasingly repressing our freedom to thrive. How to grow food, how to reduce our impact, how to trade directly with each other, how to work with natural materials and medicines, and how to acquire  healing and empowerment tools, how to be less dependent on ‘the grid’.

We love that we learn so much from all the great people we know, sharing knowledge and experience, discussing ideas and making music, but do we know how to actually live successfully in community?

Thus Learning Man was born in 2015, and has been a learning curve every step of the way. Such a wealth of wonderful content brought by all who have attended, giving it a life of its own ~ a clan of like-minded people, building community in a forest.  And so we  evolved into the Learning Clan, We welcome all who are looking for more meaning and down-to-earth, face-to-face ways of connecting, exploring alternative options to thrive in a natural, sovereign way.

Two more Clans have emerged in 2018,  KZN Learning Clan gathering in October and Gauteng Learning Clan having regular Day long events in Johannesburg.

  Meet the Team…

 

Zone Facilitators.

LIVE MUSIC STAGE

Michael

THE HEARTSPACE

Barbra

TALK TENT

Tristan

THE RED TENT

Nunaisi & Kali

TALENT EXCHANGE

Tim Jenkin (founder of the CES)

RIVER & BONFIRES

Quentin

DANCE ZONE

Jan

LIMINAL SPACE

Aljoscha & friends

ILLUMINATION

Jay & Lotta

TEENS & TWEENS

Nina and Craig

LITTLE KIDS TENT

Dani

SWEAT LODGE

Michelle & Gordon

The Village Crew

Iris

Volunteers & Helpers

Candice

Trash & Treasure

Pieter

Medic & Safety

Allen

Solar & Power

Frido

Logistics & stuff

Rod

Operations & Stuff

Laura

Admin & Gate

Matt

Sound & Rigging

Joe

Off grid Showers & Water

Ivan

Solar & Lighting

Vernon

Fires & Security

Angie

Organising & Stuff

Huge gratitude to

  • All the clanners who have contributed to the incredible range of content, support and energy, making the gathering what it is.
  • All the photographers who have captured such great images for us to use in this website, especially Barbra Cowley, Graham Abbot, Roy Zetisky, Joffrey Hyman Lavonne Bosman and Keshia Lee.
  • Tim Jenkin of the Talent Exchange for pioneering the way for communities to operate without money or banks

 We look forward to connecting, playing, dancing, chilling, earning & learning with the Clan again