21 June 2019

Leading construction materials company,
AfriSam, has collaborated with Swartland Local Municipality, Hope Through
Action and other partners towards the construction of a much-needed indoor and
outdoor community sports centre in Wesbank. The centre providesa sport and
public engagement facilities which will benefit thousands of residents in Malmesbury,
Western Cape.

AfriSam contributed R2 million towards
the construction of The Swartland Community Sports Centre which will house a
sports hall, counselling and training rooms, a resource centre, sitting for
public events, a full-size grass surfaced football pitch and a multipurpose
outdoor court.

At the Swartland Community Sports
Centre, community members will also benefit from various programmes, including
life skills and leadership programmes as well as various disciplines of sport
skills training.

Mathapelo Sehloho, AfriSam ESD Professional,
says:  “At AfriSam, one of our key focus
areas is to create a better future for our children.  We are proud to be associated with a
programme that will equip the youth of Malmesbury with physical skills, but,
equally important, provide them with life and leadership skills as well,” says Sehloho.

“Swartland Municipality would like to
extend its sincere thanks to AfriSam for their contribution.  The collaboration between Swartland
Municipality and AfriSam has made it possible for us to invest in much needed
areas.  We greatly appreciate AfriSam’s
efforts towards uplifting the community and helping to establish a conducive
economic development climate for the Swartland area”, commented Olivia Fransman,
Swartland Municipality.

AfriSam has an intensive community
involvement programme that focuses on making a sustainable difference within
the communities in which it operates.

AfriSam also has a long-standing
relationship with Jo Dolphin Association for People with Disabilities (APD) in
Malmesbury. In addition to the donation of the assistive devices and therapy
equipment, the company also invested in the enhancement of the skills of the carers,
teachers and parents at Jo Dolphin APD as well as helping upgrade the facility
to meet the needs of the learners.

“AfriSam’s overall community upliftment
mission is to understand the needs of society and communities in areas where we
do business in order to make meaningful and sustainable contributions to their
upliftment and long term development.  We
believe the Swartland Community Sports Centre will play a vital role in
achieving this objective,” Sehloho concluded.

More information from Maxine Nel, Tel: 011 670
5893 / email: [email protected]

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