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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Stimulating learner creativity for a better school

A vegetable garden upgrade, a soup kitchen and more classrooms are just a few of the things on the wish list of schools in the Lydenburg area. Marambane, Lesodi and Lydenburg Primary Schools are three of eight chosen schools which each received Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 8th August 2014 at the official Cashbuild Lydenburg store opening ceremony.

Coromandel Primary School’s Principal L.J. Najwa said: “We are very grateful and excited about this as there are many things which need to be done. At the moment the principal does not have an office, so a portion of the voucher will be used to create a small space for him. We would also like to redo our window panes and paint the school.”

Marambane Primary School’s Principal S.D. Madonsela said: “We're over the moon and very excited. We are going to carry out some minor renovations in the classrooms, have window repairs done and improve our lighting. We also have a vegetable garden and would like to erect fencing around it.”

At the official Cashbuild Lydenburg store opening ceremony on 8 August 2014, 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, Priscilla Mametje from Marifaan Primary School. 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:

Marifaan Primay School R12,000  

Dumisane Hlatswayo – Gold


Kamogelo Mokabane  – Silver


Mashigoane Siboniso  – Bronze

Lydenburg Primary School R12,000

Latoya Mabuya – Gold


Rendani Maidi  – Silver


Paseka Masinga   – Bronze

Lesodi Primary School R12,000
  Emanuel Sekgogoba  – Gold  

Tshepiso Mokoena   – Silver


Thabang Makua   – Bronze

Marambane Primary School R12,000

Mlombo Nkosinathi     – Gold


Siyabonga Dladla       – Silver


Phethile Mashele – Bronze

Laerskool Lydenburg R12,000

Bernice van Wyk – Gold


Deandra Oosthuizen – Silver


Jean Le Grange – Bronze

Sizo Primary School R12,000

Thabo Makua – Gold


Themba Fakude – Silver


Promise Mkhabela – Bronze

Spekboom Primary School R12,000

Pebetsi Mokoena – Gold


Joel Mnguni – Silver


Innocent Mathobela– Bronze

Coromandel Primary School
  Lerato Bandjies – Gold  
  Benny Mokwena – Silver  
  Khobo Masilela – Bronze  
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 southern African Cashbuild initiative whereby donations are made to some of the region’s most needy schools.

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