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.


Prize windfall for Tsakane schools

A fresh coat of paint, a brand new lunch area and a security guard house are just a few of the things that primary schools in Tsakane have planned after the schools’ entry into the Cashbuild Art-at-Heart competition. Mangosuthu, Geluksdal Primęre and Nchabeleng Primary School and five other lucky Tsakane primary schools have all received a building materials voucher worth R12 000 at the Cashbuild Tsakane store opening ceremony on 18 October 2013.

Mangosuthu Primary School’s Principal, Lenson Mashego thanked Cashbuild for the building material voucher and said: “We would like to paint the school’s roof and replace the school’s doors, locks and gutters.” Deputy Principal TJ Twala from Geluksdal Primęre Skool said: “Our learners are fed by the school’s feeding scheme but sadly, during every lunch break they either sit on the tarmac or stand eating. We would like to build concrete tables and chairs where the learners can enjoy their meals.” Nchabeleng Primary School’s Principal, Jacob Tshetlo said: “We would like to paint and pave the entire school, and build a guard house for our security guards.” At the official Cashbuild Tsakane store opening ceremony on 18 October, 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, Sphamandla Xaba from Tsakane 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:

Vuyani Primary School


Sibusiso Bongo – Gold


Siyathanda Lujuka – Silver


Slintokuhle Qhimngqoshe – Bronze


Khombindlela Primary School


Khomotso Nkaiseng – Gold


Ernest Chingubo – Silver


Simphiwe Mahlangu – Bronze


Mangosuthu Primary School

  Nokuthula Tshabalala – Gold  

Wandile Nyandeni – Silver


Mbalenhle Mthombeni – Bronze


Tsakane Primary School


Mandisile Morajane – Gold


Sphamandla Xaba – Silver


Timothy Nyoni – Bronze


Nchabeleng Primary School


Lucky Motla – Gold


Tshepo Baloyi – Silver


Tshepang Mahubane – Bronze


Lebone Primary School


Batseba Motshoeneng – Gold


Thato Rakake – Silver


Badise Kamela – Bronze


Geluksdal Primêre Skool


Kegan Kock – Gold


Njabulo Dlamini – Silver


Tevin Vuma – Bronze


Geluksdal Primary School


Hendreck Salome – Gold


Tyra Pietersen – Silver


John Makhubela – 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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