Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 19 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 3 500 schools in Southern Africa with over R44-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.


Meadowlands gets R108 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Moses Kotane Primary School plans to build a security house at the entrance to the school premises, where a security guard will be on duty every school day to control access to and from the school.  This is necessary because there have been several break-ins at the school and this has left learners feeling uneasy on the premises.

The school is able to build the new security house because it entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of nine lucky schools in the Meadowlands area that each received a R12 000 Cashbuild building materials voucher.

“We currently just have a fence without any form of security in place to regulate entry to the school, so people come and go as they please,”, says Patrick Mmotong, Moses Kotane’s Principal.  “This has made us vulnerable to crime and we feel extremely unsafe because of the recent break-in last month, which left some of the school’s classrooms without electricity because the thieves took the circuit breakers. The incident made it unbearable to watch the learners suffer. When it rained it would be dark in the classrooms and the children could not see the blackboard properly. We are really thrilled about this donation”, said Mr Mmotong.

The donation of building materials to the value of R 108 000 was presented by Cashbuild to the nine schools at the Meadowlands store opening ceremony on 20 November 2009. At the opening, the school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with singing, cultural dances and theatrical performances.
Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. The artwork was displayed at the Meadowlands 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 overall winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day – Maboe Kutwano from Morutathuto Primary School received a stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

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

Tiyimiseni Primary School R12,000  

Rashid Maluleke – Gold


Lunghani Macheke – Silver


Rhulani Ndlakama – Bronze

Livhuwani Primary School R12,000

Tshepo Mudau – Gold


Vhulenda Mashau –Silver


Andani Makhado – Bronze

Rebongwe Primary School R12,000

Kagiso Ngakane – Gold


Lesego Modupe – Silver


Thebe Ngakane – Bronze

Palesa Primary School R12,000

Tsitso Joseph – Gold


Neo Tlou – Silver


Teboho Ramokgopa – Bronze

Enkolweni Primary School R12,000

Bagiswa Dube – Gold


Teboho Nthonyana – Silver


Ndukennle Dlamini – Bronze

Sivuleleni Lower Primary School R12,000

Lungile Dube – Gold


Thuthukani Phakathi – Silver


Linda Masina – Bronze

Morutathuto Pimary School R12,000

Tlamelo Marumo – Gold


Siphiwe Zulu – Silver


Shaun Kgame – Bronze

Meadowlands Primary School R12,000

Dikeledi Bila – Gold


Dipuo Mohlophegi – Silver


Gontse Moroane – Bronze

Moses Kotane Primary School R12,000

Gugu Nhlapho – Gold


Nhlanhla Makgetla – Silver


Ditlhare Mahloko – 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.

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