Our artists have been busy during the COVID-19 lockdown

Our artists have been busy during the COVID-19 lockdown

Molo Wethu works alongside local artists to sell a range of unique African artworks, from sculptures made from recycled metal to hand-painted canvases and stone carvings. Our talented artists work hard to create these pieces of art that reflect the African spirit and will bring joy to the buyer. Browse our online store and find a quirky piece of African art for your home or workspace.

Our artists have been making the most of the lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa has implemented some of the world’s most strict lockdown conditions, but the local artists have used the time to create wonderful new sculptures and paintings. The lockdown has helped to free up more time for their creative processes, which has not only improved the quality of their works but also boosted their output.

When it comes to sourcing materials, most of the products available on the Molo Wethu website are made from scrap metal and recyclable materials. The artists have had no problems sourcing these materials for their sculptures during the lockdown. The availability of scrap steel, wire, aluminium and other recyclable materials has not been affected by the global pandemic. Fortunately, the artists have been able to keep themselves busy in recent months.

This has allowed them to continue producing works of art that can be sold online to a large, global audience. Staying busy and having a creative outlet has many health and mental benefits too, especially during a global pandemic. Economies around the world are feeling the crunch and many industries are under growing pressure. Luckily, the African art sector is continuing as usual and artists are using the time to complete their works.

Metal and stone sculptures are easy to import

Many of our buyers are from overseas. Each country has its own laws and restrictions on importing certain materials and products, especially organic materials like wood. Luckily, there are no import restrictions on metal and stone in most countries. This means that buying and importing any of our metal sculptures and stone carvings is an easy process that should not cause any hassles with customs officials.

The sculptures and paintings created by our artists will certainly be a talking point in any room – whether at home or in an office. They are largely created from waste materials, which helps to keep the South African environment clean as well as boost the economy by reusing scrap materials that are destined for landfills. Each artwork is delicately handcrafted so no two pieces are alike; each painting and sculpture has its own character and soul.

Our business and the local artists that we work with rely on the income generated through the sales of artworks on our website. We are able to deliver these African sculptures and paintings to most countries worldwide. Your support is highly appreciated and helps to improve the livelihoods of these talented artists. Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming features and interviews with the local artists.


To learn more about Molo Wethu and our bespoke African artworks, please do not hesitate to contact us. Molo Wethu sources, collects and distributes a variety of unique African paintings and sculptures. Visit our online store to purchase these artworks for your home or office – they are ideal for art collectors, travellers and gift-givers.

Molo Wethu supports the needs of differently-abled humans. A portion of the sales from selected products will be donated to organisations that help children with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome in South Africa. This also helps to raise awareness of mental health issues in Africa. 

We are able to deliver artworks around the world. To stay up-to-date with the latest news and Molo Wethu product launches, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Take a look at our blog for more informative articles on African art, empowering artists and mental health.


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