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.


Kwanobuhle gets R96 000 from Cashbuild's Art-at-Heart

Mzamomhle Special School entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and is one of eight lucky schools that each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000. The school plans to build wheelchair ramps to make it possible for learners to move around the school premises more easily. These wheelchair ramps will be linked to the walkways between the administration block, the junior block and the school’s hostel. Many of the school’s learners have multiple disabilities and are wheelchair bound so the ramp is very much needed. Mrs Nosipho Makiwane, the Deputy Principal of Mzamomhle Special School, was so grateful to have won the voucher from Cashbuild. “We are a special school, and this ramp will be a great help. Thank you to Cashbuild for making this possible.”

The total donation of building material to the value of R96 000 were presented by Cashbuild to the eight schools at the Kwanobuhle store opening ceremony on 29Th July 2010. At the opening, the school children showed their appreciation by entertaining everyone with cultural dances, theatrical performances and traditional singing.

Learners from each school submitted their best artwork to Cashbuild. The artwork was displayed at the Kwanobuhle opening ceremony, and will remain on display for the next five years. The best artwork from the eight schools was judged and three winners from each school were named. The winning children received a Cashbuild Art-at-Heart gold, silver and bronze certificate for first, second and third place respectively. The Manager’s Choice award was also presented to the lucky winner of the artwork competition. This award was announced on the day – Esethu Shai from Molly Blackburn Senior Secondary Primary received a R500 stationery voucher and a glass trophy.

At the store opening event there was a lucky draw and one school walked away with a solar geyser and free installation. This prize will ensure that the winning school has hot water regardless of the lack of resources within their community. The schools that benefited from the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart donations and the children that received the certificates are:

Sikhothina Combined Primary School R12,000  

Sinovuyo Tsotsa – Gold Award


Sinophumlo Ouras - Silver Award


Sihle Omelo – Bronze Award

Mzamomhle Special School R12,000

Masixole Williams – Gold Award


Thulas Godola – Silver Award


Basithandile Male – Bronze Award

Ashton Gontshi Primary R12,000
  Siphokazi Godola – Gold Award  

Lesedi Segatla – Silver Award


Luyolo Pram – Bronze Award

Mthonjeni Senior Primary School R12,000

Bongolethu Ntshintshi – Gold Award


Andile Mponzo – Silver Award


Thandolwethu Mpencana – Bronze Award

Molly Blackburn Senior Secondary R12,000

Simphiwe Makana – Gold Award


Silindelokuhle Mnwana – Silver Award


Masonwabe Mantewu – Bronze Award

Hombakazi Primary School R12,000

Xhanti Kesa – Gold Award


Athenkosi Dlukulu – Silver Award


Andiswa Matshaka – Bronze Award

Mjuleni Junior Primary School R12,000

Ntombozuko Smith – Gold Award


Asemahle Mbunye – Silver Award


Siyamthanda Mnyani – Bronze Award

Mngcunube Primary School R12,000

Asive David – Gold Award


Jongubuntu Mlilwana – Silver Award


Lukhanyo Kula – Bronze Award


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. 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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