“Aveng is committed to contributing positively to the socio-economic landscape in South Africa. Our legacy is not only about buildings and infrastructure, but about ensuring that we make a sustainably beneficial impact across the communities in which we operate” Poobie Pillay: Chairperson
As one of the leading infrastructure companies in South Africa, Aveng embraces its responsibility to play a meaningful role in the socio-economic development of the country and its people. Our approach to corporate social development has been consciously crafted to take advantage of the company’s core competencies and in line with the nation’s socio-economic imperatives and priorities.
Over the years, since its inception in 2005, the Aveng Community Investment Trust has made a strong and sustainably beneficial impact in the delivery of maths and science tuition at a secondary school level, artisan training and development, and the construction of green building facilities for school and community use.
The Trustees are committed to directing its funds into projects that are geared to deliver maximum benefit for its beneficiaries and to make the most meaningful difference with the funds invested. Currently, we are contributing funds principally to two maths and science enhancement programmes, given the pressing need for a solid pool of engineers, upon which a strong economy is dependent.
These focus areas both align to Aveng’s sphere of business and are resonant with national social development objectives. The mission of the Aveng Community Investment Trust will remain to make a positive and meaningful difference to the communities in which the company operates through relevant, sustainable community driven projects which take cognisance of industry and social development priorities.