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.


Artwork breathes new life into Jouberton schools

Tiang and Goue Arend Primary School are just two Jouberton schools that have each received much needed make-overs. These schools, along with five others each received Cashbuild building materials to the value of R12 000 each and were presented with their vouchers on 24 October 2013 at the Cashbuild Jouberton Store Opening Ceremony. Deputy Principal RE Jackson from Goue Arend Primary School was excited about the plans for using her school’s winnings. She said: “In the past, we have noticed the bad effects of not having proper shelter at the school. In winter, learners had to wait for their transport in the pouring rain and in summer they had to wait in the scorching sun. We would like to give back to them by installing their very own carport.”

Tiang public school’s Principal NT Mashiqa said: “We are so proud of our learners. We would like to give back to them by creating a playground for grade R learners. When we have successfully completed the playground, we would like to build a storage room with palisade.”

At the official Cashbuild Jouberton store opening ceremony on 24 October, when the building material vouchers totaling R84 000 were presented to all seven 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, Marcelle Du Plooy from Meiringspark Laerskool 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:

Meiringspark Laerskool      


Marcelle Du Plooy – Gold


Gert Rossouw– Silver


Lize Els – Bronze


Zamululunga Primary School


Lebogang Segonetso – Gold


Mzwandile Gwabeni – Silver


Sonwabile Ngcambelo – Bronze


Tiang Public School   

  Keletso Sehako – Gold  

Manone Thami – Silver


Mpho Sephokoama – Bronze


Ithuseng Primary School


Thato Mokhethi – Gold


Khagosho Olifant – Silver


Jeannett Mosala – Bronze


Goue Arend Primary School 


Raymond Sekhonyona – Gold


Kgotlong Tau – Silver


Vuyo Baneti  – Bronze


Roosheuwel Laerskool


Tebogo Sikaniso – Gold


Nzama Mokgothu – Silver


Tumelo Sekonya – Bronze


Laerskool President


Muller Otto  – Gold


Luzaan Van Niekerk – Silver


Refilwe Modise– 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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