The Robot Artists

cnn-african-cartelA common marketplace in South Africa for creative township entrepreneurs is the robots, where one can buy anything from car phone chargers to ear muffs, from knock-off sunglasses to country flags. What you’ll also find there are the awesomely talented Robot Artists.

Risking arrest, harsh weather and enduring the often rude and judgemental comments of passer-bys, these artists are committed to sell their township art to support their families often left behind in neighbouring countries…