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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Learners give Saselamani schools a new start with artwork

New windows, doors and toilets are just a few things planned for schools in the Saselamani area. Learners from each school submitted artwork as part of the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition and learners from eight schools with the best artwork won for their schools. Maphophe, Mayeke and Ximixoni Primary School are three of the eight schools that each received Cashbuild building materials vouchers to the value of R12 000 on 26 March 2014 at the Cashbuild Saselamani Store Opening Ceremony. Maphophe Primary School’s Principal P Mfimeki said: “We have a number of problems at the school and this voucher has come at a perfect time. We would like to use our winnings to repair broken windows, improve the kitchen by building shelves and painting it inside and outside.”

Principal H J Msimeki from Mayeke Primary School said: “The classrooms have a leakage problem and has been declared unfit by the Department of Education. We would like to use our Cashbuild voucher to repair the classroom, broken windows and handles as well as the doors and the locks.”

Ximixoni Primary School’s Principal T N Tsakani said: “We are in desperate need of more classrooms and improved toilet equipment. We are planning to use our voucher to build more classrooms, fix the toilets, and get a new borehole and new desks.” At the official Cashbuild Saselamani store opening ceremony on 26 March, 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, Maluleke Kevin Xivutiso from Maphophe 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:

Maphophe Primary School R12,000  

Forget Ndlovu – Gold


Nicky Maswanganyi – Silver


Gift Mukhwathi – Bronze

Tlhelani Primary School       R12,000

Ntsako Chauke  – Gold


Akani Ndove – Silver


Nyiko Khoza – Bronze


Mayeke Primary School        

  Kateko Mashaba – Gold  

Brian Chauke – Silver


Ntsako Maluleke – Bronze


Boxahuku Primary School


Hlungwani Nzalo – Gold


Hlanganani Nobela – Silver


Caven Chauke – Bronze


Mhinga Primary School


Goodlife Hluangwani  – Gold


Ntsako Chauke– Silver


Lovey Mashava– Bronze


Makuleke Primary School


Hlavetelo Chauke – Gold


Chooseme Chauke – Silver


Polite Makhubele – Bronze


Ximixoni Primary School


Castro Chauke – Gold


Humphrey Maluleke– Silver


Vuwiselo Chauke  – Bronze


Vongani Primary School


Buttle Makasela – Gold


Amukelani Mashaba– Silver


Emiss Chauke – 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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