The African NFT Art Collective was established by Leora Hessen, a co-founder of Artjamming, in an effort to promote South African artists within the NFT industry.
After speaking with numerous artists, both established and up-and-coming, I realised that if this was a completely foreign concept to them, it was not a simple concept to understand. The technological world can be highly intimidating for artists. NFTs were beginning to gain popularity, but few artists were aware of how their works were actually produced.
We also encounter several difficulties here in South Africa, like high internet costs, erratic connectivity, a lack of understanding, and, of course, irregular electrical supplies.