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.


Upgrades on the cards for Art-at-Heart winners

A new shelter, revamped toilets and improved security are just a few of the things that Makhosonke, Khulangelwati, Mkhomazane Primary School in have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. On the 24 July 2013, each of the eight winning schools received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 at the Cashbuild Elukwatini Store Opening Ceremony.

Makhosonke Primary School’s Principal M.J. Nkosi exclaimed: “We are so thankful to Cashbuild. We are planning to use the voucher to repair the broken toilets at the school.” Principal S.C. Sambo of Khulangelwati Primary School said: “We intend to build a shelter to protect our learners from severe weather conditions during lunch time. We will use our voucher to buy poles, cements and corrugated iron to build the shelter.”

Mkhomazane Primary School’s Principal Joseph Mhlanga said: “We have a serious security issue at the school. Criminals recently gained access to the computer lab and stole a few of our computers. We would like to improve the security by erecting a brick wall and security gate. If we can, we would also like to paint the inside of the classrooms.”

At the official Cashbuild Elukwatini store opening ceremony on 24 July, 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, Hleziphi Vilane from Elukwatini 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:

Badihile Primary School


Mcebo Maseko– Gold


Menzi Nkosi – Silver


Thabiso Thwala – Bronze


Makhosonke Primary School


Gabangani Mpapane – Gold


Fortune Mlangeni – Silver


Andile Magagula – Bronze


Khulangelwati Primary School

  Goodson Nkosi– Gold  

Mzwakhe Nkosi – Silver


Solomon Mashilo – Bronze


Mkhomazane Primary School


Snethemba Nkambule – Gold


Siyabonga Sibeko – Silver


Lizzy Hlatshwayo – Bronze


Lamagadlela Primary School



Bongiwe Maseko – Gold


Siphesihle Khumalo – Silver


Thembinkosi Ndiniso – Bronze


Tsatsimfundvo Primary School


Mcolisi Shongwe – Gold


Elias Mashishi – Silver


Sifiso Nkambule – Bronze


Imbali Primary School


Thapelo Thatho – Gold


Simphiwe Mkhonto – Silver


Thapelo Khoza – Bronze


Vuka Primary School


Nontombi Lukhambule – Gold


Happiness Mazibuko – Silver


Pertunia Mahlalela – 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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