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.


A fresh start for Olievenhoutbosch schools

Paving, new flooring and some painting are just a few of the things that Walter Sisulu and Orifile Primary schools in Olievenhoutbosch have planned after winning the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition.  On 29 August 2013, eight winning Olievenhoutbosch schools each received a Cashbuild building material voucher to the value of R12 000 at the Cashbuild Olievenhoutbosch Store Opening Ceremony. Walter Sisulu Primary School’s Principal Garos Kabinde was very thankful for his school’s win. He said: “We would like to pave the area around the kitchen where the learners line up, it is very muddy right now. If we are able to, we would also like to fix the toilet floor and walls.”

Principal CS Shikwambane from Orifile Primary School’s said: “We are planning on painting the inside of the building and erect a fence around the whole school. At the official Cashbuild Olievenhoutbosch store opening ceremony on 29 August, when the building materials 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, Ncubeko Gabayi from Walter Sisulu 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:

Walter Sisulu Primary School


Ayanda Mngomeni – Gold


Xolani Senaka – Silver


Mbasakazi Konye – Bronze

Uitsig Primary School R12,000

Adivhaho Silimela – Gold


Aniqua Albertus – Silver


Tiarra Naidoo – Bronze


Philena Primary School

  Mihle Dyonte – Gold  

Maunatlala Kwana – Silver


Rimmy Sobotse – Bronze


Hillkruin Montessori Primary School


Motheo Ntilane – Gold


Priyolan Pillay – Silver


Kaitlyn De Waal – Bronze


Bathabile Primary School


Mokgetwa Mokomane– Gold


Moremi Moloko – Silver


Petunia Mudau – Bronze


Olievenhoutbosch Primary School


Livhuwani Tshamano – Gold


Dineo Sebola – Silver


Musa Buthelezi – Bronze

Orifile Primary School R12,000

Khensane Mashaba – Gold


Thabang Papo – Silver


Nomsa Mbokazi – Bronze

Midrand Primary School R12,000

Mukundi Nwendamutswu – Gold


Rowan Christy – Silver


Nkosinathi Nhlapo – 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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