Since the Art-at-Heart campaign was launched 13 years ago, Cashbuild has helped more than 1 700 schools in Southern Africa with over R20-million worth of building materials.

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Prize windfall for Bela Bela schools

On 17 October, the hearts of all the learners from Warmbad, Albert Lethuli, Hleketani Primary School and five other Bela Bela schools were pumping with pride after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On this day each of the schools received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 each at the Cashbuild Bela Bela Store Opening Ceremony. Warmbad Primary School’s Deputy Principal, Louis Fourie said: “We are thankful to Cashbuild for choosing us as one of the winning schools. We have discussed upgrading the school and building toilets in the senior block.”

Albert Lethuli Primary School’s Deputy Principal, NK Mafafo said: “We would like to build a security fence to protect our learners and, when that project is completed, we would like to pave the assembly area.” Deputy Principal, MP Mudzanani from Hleketani Primary School said: “Even though our school was built in 1996, it is falling apart. When it rains, our classrooms are flooded. This is why we are planning to build a wall to prevent water from rushing downhill into the classrooms.”

At the official Cashbuild Bela Bela store opening ceremony on 17 October, 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, Pontso Kasago from Spa Park 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:

Spa Park Primary School


Shadrack Ngobeni – Gold


Bakang Makola – Silver


Sefiso Maswanganye – Bronze


Warmbad Primary School


Melissa Nel – Gold


Naeem Bhamjie – Silver


Emma Kriel – Bronze


Ulando Combined School

  Serenti Thomas – Gold  

Molokomme Thapelo – Silver


Stephina Tauyatswala – Bronze


Mmamakwa Primary School


Buang Bila – Gold


Katlega Ntlhane – Silver


Lettah Mphamo – Bronze


Khabele Primary School


Amogelang Mabitsela – Gold


Kamogelo Molekoa  – Silver


Lehlogonolo Mmabane      – Bronze


Albert Lethuli Primary School


Lebo Malete  – Gold


Solomon Montja – Silver


Thabang Shongwane– Bronze


Modderspruit Primary School


Kamogelo Monongane – Gold


Mmapula Ncube – Silver


Irene Mabala – Bronze


Hleketani Primary School


John Modukanele – Gold


Kagiso Motaung – Silver


Elisabeth Seakamela – 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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