Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 16 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2200 schools in Southern Africa with over R26-million worth of building materials.  

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Kutloanong Primary gets a Fresh Perceptive

Kutloanong Primary learners will soon be experiencing the joy of the great outdoors as they learn. Hot summers will now be somewhat more comfortable as they enjoy the fresh air under a tree in the local park using new tables and chairs that they will build from materials purchased at the new Cashbuild store. The teachers and learners are all very excited about this as the heat is often unbearable in the confined classroom on hot summer days.

Kutloanong Primary entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and was one of eight schools in Chris Hani that received R12 000 worth of building materials after entering the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. With the voucher, Kutloanong Primary also plans to renovate toilets and repair damaged gutters.

Kutloanong Primary school teacher Mr. Jabulani Mahlangu says: “We are really grateful to Cashbuild because we can make the school – and the great outdoors - so much more pleasant for the learners now.”

Another of the Chris Hani schools to benefit from the Cashbuild store opening; Zimele Primary, will also use its voucher to help cope with the heat in summer. Mrs Nonhlanhla Ngwenya explains: “We can’t wait to build our carport on the playground. For a long time we hardly had shade because all the trees were removed, but now we can all enjoy our lunch breaks again.”

The total donation of building materials to the value of R96 000 was presented to the eight winning schools at the Chris Hani store opening ceremony on 28 October 2010. At the opening, the school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with cultural dances, theatrical performances and traditional singing.

Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. This artwork was displayed at the Chris Hani opening ceremony, and will remain on display for the next five years.

Artwork was judged and three winners from each school were named. The winning children received Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificates for first, second and third place respectively. The Manager’s Choice award was also presented to the lucky winner of the artwork competition.

This award was announced on the day – Luvhimbi Kedibone from Nageng Primary School received a R500 stationery voucher and a glass trophy. At the store opening event there was a lucky draw and one lucky school walked away with a solar geyser and free installation. This prize could ensure that the winning school has hot water regardless of the lack of resources within their community.

The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations and the children that received the certificates are:

• Nageng Pimary School R12,000

Gold Award – Thabiso Maredi


Silver Award – Bernard Mothiba


Bronze Award – Morategi Mothoa

• Mthimkhulu Primary School R12,000

Gold Award – Nosiphiwe Mgcobo


Silver Award – Lehlohonolo Lehari


Bronze Award – Paballo Dhlamini

• Rebontsena Primary School R12,000

Gold Award – Faith Mukapu


Silver Award – Happiness Mozokeng


Bronze Award – Itumeleng Phake

• Polokegong Primary School R12,000

Gold Award – Musa Shehembe


Silver Award – Andile Zulu


Bronze Award – Simiso Vilakazi

• Zimele Primary School R12,000

Gold Award – Sizwe Msane


Silver Award – Karabo Mkhawanazi


Bronze Award – Mfomuhle Zulu

• Abinala Primary School R12,000

Gold Award – Ronaldo Khoza


Silver Award –Tony Silaule


Bronze Award – Joseph Mnisi


• Kutloanong Primary School

  Gold Award – Nthabiseng Molefe  
  Silver Award – Radinyatso Mofekeng  
  Bronze Award – Lehlohonolo Molefe  
• Mampudi Primary School R12,000
  Gold Award – Keitumetsi Mallsow  
  Silver Award – Neo Molotsi  
  Bronze Award – Menzi Mazibuko  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 16 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 2200 schools in Southern Africa with over R26-million worth of building materials.  Cashbuild is BEE compliant and every time a store is opened, relocated or refurbished, Cashbuild not only makes donations to local schools, but also creates jobs for community members.

The Art-at-Heart competition is a national Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the country’s most needy schools.

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