ASI Thought Laboratory 2019

Corruption has shaken the very core of our young democracy, tainted the moral fibre of society and eroded the foundation of our Constitution. The need for intervention, by all South Africans, has been highlighted by the recent wave of corruption which has been making headlines. With that in mind, we understand that now is the time for the courageous conversation and this inspired ASI Financial Services (ASI) to launch the Anti-Corruption movement.

To launch this movement, ASI hosted a C-suite event at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg. Constitution Hill has become synonymous with South Africa’s continuing triumph  in the struggle for freedom and democracy. These freedoms are protected by the South African Constitution which is the bastion upon which our country and democracy are founded. Corruption now threatens the very core of our Constitutional democracy. It was therefore fitting that Constitution Hill once again played its role in the continuance of the struggle for true freedom.
ASI called together 500 high impact individuals to engage on how we, as the private sector, can in our respective spheres of influence, meaningfully support the Government and our economy in securing our country’s future and how that will inform the heart of our country, its workforce.

Ms Busisiwe Mavuso – Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) delivered the Keynote address. This was particularly impactful as she is a strong and successful female in the South African Corporate sector and was therefore befitting of the occasion taking place in Women’s month.

Our illustrious panel included  Cllr Herman Mashaba – Mayor of Johannesburg, Wayne Duvenage – Chief Executive Officer of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and David Lewis – Executive Director of Corruption Watch. Tumelo Mothotoane, who is a Prime Time News Anchor at eNCA, served as moderator of our panel.
The Thought Laboratory provided a platform which ignited a robust discussion, created some much-needed agency and until today, strives to drive change within Corporate South Africa.

Will you be a part of this courageous conversation?

JAM South Africa

One of ASI’s founding principles was to aid in breaking the cycle of poverty in South Africa. Our CSI strategy focuses on some of the most vulnerable members of society, our children. We aim to provide love, nourishment and support to our young citizens and help them become contributing members of society. Our key CSI partners include SOS Children’s’ Villages, Acres of Love and most recently JAM South Africa.

JAM South Africa has been at the forefront of the war against hunger in Africa since 1984. They are currently feeding over 120,000 pre-schoolers in more than 3000 centres spread across all provinces of South Africa. JAM South Africa also extends their sustainable initiatives to agricultural development, rainwater harvesting and early childhood development. To help, JAM South Africa relies on the help it receives from companies and organisations’ who share this spirit of giving.

As an organisation that is keenly focused on the future, ASI understands all too well the impact that poor nutrition has on the health and potential of a developing child. With our core vision of transforming lives and empowering human potential, we have partnered with JAM South Africa to contribute to feeding more children and unlocking the future prospects of underprivileged lives. This is just one of the many ways in which ASI seeks to fulfil its committed role as a trusted partner in the drive to build a stronger, healthier and more prosperous nation.

In addition, to our involvement with JAM South Africa, ASI has also implemented an ASI Day initiative with employees which allows them time off to get involved in their own outreach initiatives.

Please contact us on info@assegai.co.za for more details of these initiatives.