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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Facelift for Queenstown schools

Work on Queenstown schools will finally be carried out, thanks to the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. N. Motman, Vuselela and Sozizwe Junior Primary School are three of the six Queenstown schools that each won Cashbuild building material vouchers to the value of R12 000 when the Cashbuild Queenstown Store Opening Ceremony was held on 8 May 2014. N. Motman Primary School’s Principal S. Matshoba said: “We are so thankful to Cashbuild for selecting our school as one of the winning schools. Before we were notified of our school’s win, we were concerned about the learners walking through the muddy school grounds. We are now able to create pavements between the classrooms so that the learners can safely walk from class to class.” Vuselela Combined School’s Deputy Principal P. Dyantyi said: “We are planning to repave the school grounds before the heavy winter rain approaches.”

Principal E.N. Sishuba from Sozizwe Junior Primary School said: “The school’s toilets and classrooms are in a bad condition. We would like to use our Cashbuild voucher to repair as much as we can.” At the official Cashbuild Queenstown store opening ceremony on 8 May, when the building material vouchers totaling R72 000 were presented to all six 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, Gungxu Asemahle from N. Motman 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:

Vuselela Combined School


Sibongile Ncaphayi – Gold


Ayabonga Nikani – Silver


Wendy Mathiso – Bronze


Sozizwe Junior Primary School


Akhona Resha – Gold


Asemahle Njalo – Silver


Lwando Ngalo – Bronze


Kundulu Junior School

  Andisiwe Mgayiya – Gold  

Phelele Nethe – Silver


Yonela Nkabi – Bronze


Lower Didimala Primary School


Breakfast Sithule  – Gold


Mihlali Xayiya – Silver


Twalo Amahle – Bronze


Laerskool Hangklip


Mustafha Halfous – Gold


Brezane Winnaar  – Silver


Kyle Lieberum – Bronze


N. Motman Primary School


Gungxu Asemahle – Gold


Mute Nasiphe – Silver


Andiswa Puwana – 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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