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.

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Talented Butterworth learners win

A fresh coat of paint, doors and new fencing are just a few of the things that schools in Butterworth have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Sophakama and Qoba-Qoba Junior Secondary School and six other lucky Butterworth primary schools each received a building materials voucher worth R12 000 at the Cashbuild Butterworth store opening ceremony on 27 February 2014. Mrs. T Gushman, a post level one teacher at Sophakama Junior Secondary School was very happy with the news of her school’s win. “We would like to use our R12 000 building voucher to purchase a steel gate for our school’s entrance as well as fencing material such as poles, razor wire and net wire to secure the school ground.”

Qoba-Qoba Junior Secondary School’s Technology and English teacher - Mr. Siphelo Ciliwe said: “We would like to renovate the school’s toilets and purchase new doors, windows and paint.”

At the official Cashbuild Butterworth store opening ceremony on 27 February, 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, Siphelele Bheza from Diko Senior 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:

Diko Senior Primary School R12,000  

Phoziswa Bona – Gold


Sinaxola Grey – Silver


Avile Bhasi – Bronze


Lengeni Junior Secondary School


Zubenathi Ntamo – Gold


Sinokuhle Nkukwana – Silver


Yamkela Benya – Bronze

Gontshi Junior Secondary School R12,000
  Morgan Pezisa – Gold  

Athini Fokazi – Silver


Mibongo Dekepa – Bronze


Kabakazi Junior Secondary School


Aphelele Moni – Gold


Nkcubeko Zingqi – Silver


Khuselo Mdunjelwa – Bronze


Bikitsha Senior Primary School


Chwayita Xhantana  – Gold


Likho Benya – Silver


Actiuma Ntanjana – Bronze


Caley Junior Secondary School       


Anela Ngewu – Gold


Samkelo Ntandane – Silver


Kuhle Mhlola – Bronze


Sophakama Junior Secondary School


Sikhanyisele Nqothula – Gold


Asiphe Tongo – Silver


Siphokuhle Mde  – Bronze


Qoba-Qoba Junior Secondary School 


Siphamandla Mbangisane – Gold


Amahle Mqwelo – Silver


Sphamandla Manka – 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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