New Cricket Oval Hammanskraal

Cricket in HammanskraalExciting News!

This week, a brand new cricket oval was opened right next to Mandela square in Hammanskraal.

Brian Lara @ Oval launch Brian Lara, the West Indies, left-handed Batsman celebrated Tshwane’s official opening of the oval.

Honoured guests, with the likes of Dr. Ali Bacher and Fanie de Villiers attended the launch of community cricket.
The state of the art facility, not only shows that our community is worth investing in, but has laid the foundation for bright sporting future for the youth of Hammanskraal.
Soon our own ‘Brian Lara’ from Hammanskraal will be hitting sixes for South Africa’s Protea team!
Kwalata is honoured to be invited and proud to be part of this great investment in our community.
We invite you to test your cricket skills against our local 11 or should you be interested in investing your time in one of our community projects.

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Invitation to Mandela Day 2014


“Come join Mandela Day and contribute your  67 minutes adding value to the elderly living at the TLC Old Age home”

Friday 18 July 2014

09:00  Coffee & Tea at Kwalata;   Depart to TLC Old Age Home – Stevebikoville/Kekana

10:00  Welcome and note of thanks!   Opening of Phase 2   Mandela Day 67 minutes!                                                                                                Start Phase 3 – Building of a Laundry


  • Digging the Foundation phase 3
  • Plastering of outside wall
  • Panting of buildings
  • Foot &Hand massage for the Elders – If you would like to participate bring along  creams soaps bowls etc
  • Playing Cards, Knitting and Socializing – Please bring along cards, games ,wool  etc

12:00  Lunch for elders provided by FNB

13:00  Departure

Sponsoring of building material will the Appreciated! Upon confirmation of sponsorship BuildIt will invoice material to the amount and we will need Cement, Bricks, Paint for Mandela Day 67 minutes. Local contractors and labour will be appointed to build phase 3 and can be sponsored. 

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TSC Community Outreach


Students and Lecuturers from Tshwane South College visited the Tender Loving Care Old Age Home in Mandela Village, Hammanskraal on Monday. By participating in service projects, the students were able to forge bonds with each other, as well as members of our community. They participated in events such as hanging and varnishing new doors and making lunch for the residents.


FNB’s generous donation enabled us to purchase the required materials including the doors, hinges and varnish.

A photo report of the occasion can be accessed here

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Science Unlimited Alive!

su2014 1 1974  students from schools in Johannesburg and Pretoria as well as schools in the communities around Kwalata were hosted for three funfilled days at ScienceUnlimited 2014. Please send a mail to should you wish to receive a copy of the final report. su2014 3 su2014 4 Our thanks to the sponsors for making it happen.  Follow this link to view more photographs su batteryProgram details our certified 100% human battery!

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The computer lab is open!

Thanks to the generosity of the ROUND SQUARE TEAM, pupils at the St Camillus Primary School in Mandela Village have access to a new Computer Centre!

280 learners and 20 teachers  were introduced to the basics of Microsoft Exel, Word, Power Point, Paint, Photobooth, iMovie, keyboarding, mouse and iPad skills during May 2014.  The computers were donated to the school to enable the teachers and pupils to continue to hone their skills.


Lisa Gustinelli from St Andrews School in Florida manages a philanthropic organisation that started four years ago called Madagascar in My Heart
She collects used laptop computers, then installs them in villages in Madagascar to empower children through education. The St Camillus project is the first she has brought to South Africa.
Frank Nigara is her father. He passed away 15 years ago but his memory lives on in these projects.  Lisa says “I honor him because it was he who instilled in me a love for those less fortunate, specifically children.”

Photographs of the opening can be accessed here

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Rethabile Primary thanks Round Square

Round Square visited Rethabile Primary School to donate soccer and netball kits to the pupils.


The netball kits were sponsored by Abbotsholme School in England.  Many thanks Suzanne Kuster, our girls are so very proud of their new look.  Let’s hope it will allow them to shine at the up and coming inter school competitions.

The soccer kits were sponsored by Scotch Oakburn College via the facilitation of Stuart Walls, a South African teacher who has emigrated to Tasmania, Australia. Stuart says “Thanks for hosting us at the school, it was a wonderful experience for my students and a highlight of their entire trip to South Africa.”

Our thanks for a funfilled day!



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