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ASLA Corporate Video

In the construction sector respect and reputation is hard earned and ASLA has invested much time and effort in becoming a brand that is synonymous with delivering high quality construction services across the Cape Provinces.Our corporate video highlights the services we provide clients across both the private and public sectors. It also features a few members of our team who stepped outside of their comfort zones to share their thoughts and insights as, in the words of our CEO Werner Jerling, “When you contract with ASLA you don’t only contract with a company, you contract with people that are passionate about what they do.”

ASLA Stories

One West Coast community at a time

One West Coast community at a time

“The ASLA house is a really good and robust product,” says ASLA contracts manager Schalk van Eeden, who has been working for the company for over two decades. To illustrate he relays an incident of a bus driving into one of the frames on a construction site. “About 22...

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How does one develop a Golf Estate?

How does one develop a Golf Estate?

Planning for the 220-hectare ASLA Group owned and developed Kingswood Golf Estate in George commenced just over twenty years ago, in August 2003. Today it is an established, sought after, top class secure gated estate where all the developed erven have been sold, and...

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Social Science as a means to a Destiny

Social Science as a means to a Destiny

“I’m passionate about improving the human condition, especially within poorer, disadvantaged communities,” says ASLA DEVCO’s project manager Belinda Munsamy-Swartland. “It’s the reason I studied a Social Sciences degree. It motivated my decision to work within the...

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Women in Construction: Annamie

Women in Construction: Annamie

Annamie Thompson is a Divisional Quantity Surveyor in the civil division at ASLA, where she has worked for more than thirteen years. In 2003, she first enrolled to study for a Cartography degree, but after a few weeks realised that civil engineering was where her...

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A unique, progressive solution to land invasion

A unique, progressive solution to land invasion

The ASLA Group’s involvement with the Longlands private residential infrastructure development contract near Stellenbosch was unique, in that it also saw ASLA DEVCO implementing a subsidised housing development solution – on a portion of the development land that was...

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Wally from Lutzville West makes his mark at ASLA

Wally from Lutzville West makes his mark at ASLA

If you’re looking for a generous serving of hope and inspiration, then look no further than Werner Brandt (Wally) from Lutzville West. Wally started with ASLA as a jolly jumper (mechanical earth compactor) operator, and today he is a construction manager with ASLA...

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Working to provide for the October family

Working to provide for the October family

On 1 March this year Jody October, a Final Level Grader Operator, celebrated 20 years at ASLA. He hails from Heidelberg in the Southern Cape, a small town on the N2, on route to George and just past Swellendam – “It’s exactly 227km from here where we are on site,” he...

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ASLA’s deputy CEO retires

ASLA’s deputy CEO retires

Companies like ASLA are sensitive ecosystems within which many important, yet frequently unsung heroes contribute invaluably to the organisation’s growth and excellence. One such individual is Johan Verwey. Johan joined ASLA in 1988 and has proven his loyalty and...

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On site with Contracts Manager, Emil Young

On site with Contracts Manager, Emil Young

A scenic six-kilometre drive from ASLA’s head office in Strand will take you to the Sir Lowry’s Pass Village (SLPV) housing development, currently being constructed for the City of Cape Town by ASLA Construction. The project scope encompasses the civils, building and...

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Die vrou van ASLA met die lang hare…

Die vrou van ASLA met die lang hare…

Aldine Kleinhans, a qualified Building Quantity Surveyor, joined ASLA in 2007 as an ASLA DEVCO Project Manager. Her project management role involves a fair bit of travelling (30 000 to 40 000km annually) between municipal housing projects where ASLA DEVCO acts as...

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Women in Construction: Alida Bruwer

Women in Construction: Alida Bruwer

Alida Bruwer, completed her BEng Civil Engineering degree at The University of Pretoria in 2015 and joined the ASLA Construction: Civils team in 2017. Her current responsibilities include contract administration and quantity surveying for several civil construction...

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Growing with a company has merits

Growing with a company has merits

“I remember the braais at head office, where everyone used to fit under the parking afdak,” says junior contracts manager Francois Jooste. “Today I meet people on site that I’ve never met before, and it’s nice to know the company is growing, and things are moving...

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Women in Construction: Irma Cloete

Women in Construction: Irma Cloete

Irma Cloete from St Helena Bay has worked in the construction industry since 2005, and after finishing her NQF 5 she started as a survey assistant on site. She worked her way up to surveyor position, and in 2018 she joined ASLA Construction: Civils, where she is...

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Sixteen years into the ‘five-year plan’

Sixteen years into the ‘five-year plan’

Construction Manager S’koko Matshaya was born and raised in Elliotdale in the Eastern Cape – in his words “the poorest town in the poorest province” – and is the fourth of six children. His parents, both teachers, were able to provide for the family, including...

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Mentoring for personal and career growth

Mentoring for personal and career growth

Shon Lungisa Cabanga hails from De Doorns in the Western Cape and has been with ASLA, where he works as a Quantity Surveyor, for five years. He is currently based at the Sir Lowry’s Pass Village site, where the company is constructing a City of Cape Town development,...

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ASLA foundation unveils cape agulhas safe haven extension

ASLA foundation unveils cape agulhas safe haven extension

On Wednesday 16 August 2023, the ASLA Foundation officially handed over the extension of the Cape Agulhas Safe Haven to Heavenly Promise48, the NPO managing the facility. The original construction of this community facility was funded and undertaken by ASLA...

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