If you have been to Johannesburg or any other major city in South Africa for that matter, you would have experienced good business acumen on the streets.
Basically, you can buy anything at robots (traffic lights to you and me). As soon as you stop at a red light, businessmen come charging to your car offering all to all and sundry. Inflatable chairs, cigarettes, soft drinks, art made from old coat hangers galore! There is a lot of junk out there, but also some good African art.
Many street vendors are refugees from other African countries selling their creations. This mismatch of creators is a resemblance of the complex demographics that makes up the Rainbow Nation.
African Cartel provides a platform for creatives from the continent to not only sell their art, but to tell their stories. Visitors to the website can find out more about the artists’ origins and aspirations as well as donating supplies and suggesting new artists to be included.
Visit the African Cartel website to find out more.