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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Mtubatuba schools get much needed repairs

Repairs to Mtubatuba school ceilings, classrooms and security gates will now be completed thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Nsabalele Primary School, Mzabalazo Primary School and Msiziwamakristu Primary School are three of the eight schools that entered the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart Competition and won building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 29 May 2014 at the Cashbuild Mtubatuba Store Opening Ceremony. Nsabalele Primary School’s Principal K.H.W Mhlungu said: “We are so thankful to Cashbuild for choosing us as one of the winners. We can use the donation to repaint the classrooms and repair the ceiling boards.”

Mzabalazo Primary School’s Principal G.T.E Myeza said: “The school is not in a good condition. We have 18 classrooms at the school that leak during the rainy season and this interrupts lessons. We would like to repair the cracked asbestos roofs so that we avoid shifting the learners to parts of the school where there are no leakages.”

Principal M.J Ngubane from Msiziwamakristu Primary School said: “We would like to use our Cashbuild voucher to paint the school and to beef up the security at the school.” At the official Cashbuild Mtubatuba store opening ceremony on 29 May, 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, Mdletshe Nkosinathi from Ingaqa 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:

Siyathuthuka Primary School


Lindani Sthole– Gold


Xolani Mayise – Silver


Nqobani Mvubu – Bronze


Nsabalele Primary School


Mlungisi Shabangu – Gold


Sihle Mthethwa – Silver


Mthiyane Sandiso – Bronze


Mzabalazo Primary School

  Gumede Thabiso – Gold  

Siyabonga Mdluli – Silver


Vukani Buthelezi – Bronze


Ubuhle Bemvelo Primary School


Syanda Gumede  – Gold


Sanele Zikhali – Silver


Sandile Mahlambi – Bronze


Ingaqa Primary School


Xulu Fakakahle – Gold


Masuku Sthabile   – Silver


Mnguni Samukelisiwe – Bronze


Msiziwamakristu Primary School


Ntokozo Mkhwanazi – Gold


Sandile Mlambo – Silver


Philasande Mbatha– Bronze


Mtuba Primary School

  Promise Ntuli – Gold  
  Maqhingo Ndlela – Silver  
  Thobani Mkhwanazi – Bronze  

Mpukunyoni Primary School

  Melusi Mbuyisa – Gold  
  Sandile Mbuyazi – Silver  
  Ncube Nqubeko – 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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