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.


Soshanguve Batho Plaza gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Vukani Primary School has been exposed to vandalism and burglary on several occasions and school staff members have decided to put a stop to it. The school’s premises will be secured with the construction of a security house at the entrance of the school. This will allow the school to monitor people entering and exiting the premises with the help of a security guard.

Vukani Primary School is one of eight lucky schools in the Soshanguve Batho Plaza area to each receive a Cashbuild building material donation to the value of R12 000 as part of the Art-at-Heart competition.

“Currently there is no means of security at the school”, says Themba Skosana, the school’s Deputy Principal. “People come and go as they please, making it extremely hard to detect the culprits. By erecting a security house, the school will ensure that we can monitor everyone coming and going – we will register their personal details before entering the premises.”

The donation of building materials to the value of R 96 000 was presented by Cashbuild to the eight schools at the Soshanguve Batho Plaza store opening ceremony on 30 October 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 Soshanguve Batho Plaza 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 – Masana Khosa from Tiamoko 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:

Lindelani Primary School R12,000  

Musa Phalatse – Gold


Inra Baloyi – Silver


Joel Rengana – Bronze

Mzimuhle Primary School R12,000

Freddy Mthembu – Gold


Onkarabile Phukubye – Silver


Herold Segwapa – Bronze

Seetsa Sa Kgwedi Primary School R12,000

Letlape Martin – Gold


Welcome Lubisi – Silver


Obakeng Mkize –Bronze

St. Francis Primary School R12,000

Samuel Shibambo – Gold


Kagiso Ssekgabi – Silver


Daniel Mmola – Bronze

Tiamoko Primary School R12,000

Queenenth Masombuka – Gold


Lerato Mahlangu – Silver


Thapelo Mashego – Bronze

Tlamaganyo Primary School R12,000

Thopelo Monyebodi – Gold


Shalyne Seerane – Silver


Deliwe Seabi – Bronze

Uthando Primary School R12,000

Kagiso Masha – Gold


Koketso Majokane – Silver


Bongani Mandlazi – Bronze

Vukani Primary School R12,000

Pumla Ngcobo – Gold


Richard Lebelo – Silver


Kotlego Mokoena – 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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