Agrément South Africa - Corporate Statements

About Agrément South Africa​​

Agrément South Africa (ASA)was established in terms of a delegation of Authority from the then Minister of Public Works in July 1969. The organisation is currently a schedule 3A public entity under the Public Finance Management Act No. 11 of 1999 and is established under the Agrément South Africa Act No 11 of 2015.

The organisation is an entity of the National Department of Public Works and Infrastructure (NDPWI) and its mandate is within the domain of the built environment and as such, the legislation and mandates that impact on the built environment and public works guide the functioning and operations of Agrément South Africa.

Our Value Ethos

ASA Values are aligned with the values espoused in the Constitution. The core values that underpin the culture of ASA are:

Vision

To be a centre of excellence for non-standardised construction products and systems.

Mission​

To enhance ASA’s position as the internationally acknowledged South African centre of excellence for technical assessment, certification, quality assurance and R&D activities to ensure fitness-for-purpose of non-standardised construction related products and systems.

Values​

ASA’s values are aligned with the values espoused in the Constitution. The core values that underpin the culture of ASA are:

People – Respecting people for who they are, their knowledge, skills and experience as individuals and team members.
Reputation – Upholding ASA’s brand through excellence, integrity and quality.
Ingenuity – Inspiring innovative solutions.
Diversity – Embracing a dynamic and multicultural environment that respects the individual.
Enthusiasm – Embracing a positive atmosphere through passion, drive and agility.

Constitutional Mandate

The Constitutional mandate of ASA is derived from its Executive Authority, the NDPWI. The Constitutional mandate for the NDPWI is provided in Schedule 4, Part 4, of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996). The NDPWI is mandated to be the custodian and portfolio manager of national government’s immovable assets. The NDPWI is further mandated to coordinate and provide strategic leadership in job creation initiatives through the implementation of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) as well as transformation and regulation of the built environment sector.

In executing its mandate, ASA must observe the principles of good cooperative governance and intergovernmental relations, as provided for in Section 41 of the Constitution.

Legislative and Policy Mandates

The ASA derives its primary legislative mandate from ASA Act No. 11 of 2015 (hereafter the “Act”).

In terms of the Act the objects of ASA are to:

  • Provide assurance to specifiers and users of the fitness-for-purpose of non-standardised construction related products or systems;
  • Support and promote the process of integrated socio-economic development in the republic as it relates to the construction industry;
  • Support and promote the introduction and use of certified non-standardised construction related products or systems in the local or international market;
  • Support policy makers to minimise the risk associated with the use of a non-standardised construction related product or system; and
  • Be an impartial and internationally acknowledged South African centre for the assessment and confirmation of fitness-for-purpose of non-standardised construction related products or systems.

ASA is an entity of the NDPWI, and its mandate is within the domain of the built environment and as such, the legislation and mandates that its impact on the built environment and public works guide the functioning and operations of ASA.

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