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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Creative learners give Cosmo City schools a fresh start

Delayed Cosmo City school projects will now be completed thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Masakhane Primary School and Zandspruit Primary School are two of the eight schools that each won Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 11 April 2014 at the Cashbuild Cosmo City Store Opening Ceremony.

Masakhane Primary School Principal LA Lebethe said: “We are using an old farmer’s container garage as a school premises. The school has 24 small classrooms, 25 teachers and 960 learners. We would like to use our Cashbuild voucher to tile the passage, build a tuck shop and conduct general maintenance at the school.”

Zandspruit Primary School Principal VE Mmuoe said: “We would like to repair the plumbing, pave the assembly area as well as build a shelter over the area.”

At the official Cashbuild Cosmo City store opening ceremony on 11 April, 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 overall winner, Allen Machete from Masakhane 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:

Masakhane Primary School  R12,000

Allen Machete – Gold


Itumeleng Kgatitswe – Silver


Tsholofelo Mabunda – Bronze

Lion Park Primary School R12,000

Paulinah Mogale – Gold


Derick Chinyere – Silver


Austin Nevombe – Bronze

Tirisano Mmogo Primary School R12,000
  Bennedick Mahlawule – Gold  

Thabiso Shai – Silver


Lethabo Mahlatjie – Bronze


Paradise Bend Primary School


Godfrey Ngwenya – Gold


Sabelo Mchunu – Silver


Tshepo Nkomo – Bronze


Cosmo City West Primary School


Karabo Malatlhela – Gold


Thato Majoro – Silver


Hopolang Mahlonoko – Bronze


Cosmo City Primary School 


Thabiso Tsoke – Gold


Tshepang Mampuru – Silver


Karabo Maleta – Bronze


Cosmo City Junior Primary School         


Tumelo Madziba – Gold


Molaodi Motaung – Silver


Mxolisi Lekwane – Bronze


Zandspruit Primary School  


Sfiso Mlangeni – Gold


Andelwa Mbovana    – Silver


Tshepang Lebitsa– 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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