BACKGROUND AND HISTORY
The ASLA Foundation, registered in 2021, is the social impact investment arm of the ASLA group, a professional supplier of fixed infrastructure design and construction solutions that has been operational in South Africa since 1973.
The company has a proud heritage of designing and constructing quality projects with its main objective to implement turnkey housing solutions in the public as well as private sector. As such, long-term relationships have been forged with Municipalities and communities across the Western Cape province of South Africa in particular.
Being part of the creative process, crafting new neighbourhoods, ensuring service delivery and designing homes for vulnerable communities is synonymous with ASLA. Their journey in construction has taken them through the construction of residential and bulk infrastructure and since 1995 they have contributed to the Human Settlements programme by designing and constructing in excess of 60 000 affordable homes.
The company has for many years had an active Corporate Social Investment programme focused on adding value to the communities in which the company operates. ASLA is however well positioned through its involvement in the planning and implementation of infrastructure and township development to enhance the current initiatives and pursue ways in which to provide not just infrastructure but also implement programmes to stimulate vibrant communities.
The formation of the ASLA Foundation was therefore driven by the vision to scale up the social investment projects beyond the ASLA groups’ skills and financial resources, and to contribute towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s) as well as the South African National Development Plan (NDP), whilst leveraging the concept of Asset-based Community led development (ABCD) as a methodology for sustainable development.
The ASLA Foundation
Self-sustaining communities made possible through innovative infrastructure and skills development
To pioneer collaborative partnerships that deliver integrated infrastructure, resources and skills for sustainable community development.