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.


Hard work does pay off

Delayed Mahwelereng school projects will now be completed thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.  Madiphatlokdomo, Vaaltyn and Segooakgala Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 27 March 2013 at the Cashbuild Mahwelereng Store Opening Ceremony.

Principal LV Tjale from Madiphatlokdomo Primary School was overwhelmed with pride when he heard that his school had won. As one of the most rural schools in the community, the school’s severe lack of facilities - such as an admin block, a library, a laboratory, a school hall and a flushing system - has left teachers and learners having to cope with the bare minimum. “This is a great relief for our school. We have been unable to complete the erection of more flushing toilets at the school and now we can finish the project and move on to the next project.

Vaaltyn Primary School’s HOD, Miss Sarah Mponoana was very happy with the good news. When asked how the school could make use of the voucher to improve their school, she said: “We are planning to finish the shelter by building a roof.” She also said that fixing the school gate is one of the school’s main priorities because the hall had recently been broken into.

Principal AM Matjekane from Segooakgala Primary School said: “We plan to build a security fence and buy an additional water tank. Later, we would like to build a library and a computer lab for our learners.”

At the official Cashbuild Mahwelereng store opening ceremony on 27 March, when the building material vouchers totaling R96 000 were presented to all eight schools, the children entertained everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances.

The Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition entails learners from each school submitting their best artwork to Cashbuild. This artwork is displayed at the ceremony, and then remains on display in the Cashbuild store for the next five years.

Artwork was judged and three winners from each school were named. Winners 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, Tlou Manyebodi from Nonchimudi Primary School for the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day and the winner received a stationery pack and a glass trophy.

The schools and children that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations were:

Madiphatlokdomo Primary School           

  Alberton Vusi Kutumela - Gold  
  Johannes Koloksi - Silver  
  Johannes Mashishi - Bronze  
Moshupsa Higher Primary School R12,000
  Johannes Kolotsi - Gold  
  Given Kekana - Silver  
  Comfort Kgosana - Bronze  

Vaaltyn Primary School

  Given Mametja - Gold  
  Terror Matsemela - Silver  
  Innocent Kgosana - Bronze  

Segooakgala Primary School        

  Serumula Tebatso - Gold  
  Richard Mapayo - Silver  
  Lethabo Kekana - Bronze  

Kgatelopele Primary School        

  Lehlogonolo Makgalaka - Gold  
  Shoun Kutumela   - Silver  
  Malulekeke Tshegofatso - Bronze  

Ithuteng L.P School

  Kgohatsa Pila – Gold  
  Tebogo Senosha - Silver  
  John Hlongwane - Bronze  

Nonchimudi Primary School       

  Samuel Makwaza - Gold  
  Ramano William – Silver  
  Johannes Ngobeni – Bronze  
Leshoba Primary School R12,000
  Godfrey Rankweteke - Gold  
  Ned Kgosana – Silver  
  Andrew Teffo – Bronze  

Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched in 2001, Cashbuild has helped more than 870 schools with over R9 -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.

Image Gallery


  DIY, home improvement, do it yourself, building supplies, trade, next-day delivery, Saturday delivery