The Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa (ASPASA) is a voluntary membership, private sector producers association. Aspasa is a member of the Chamber of Mines, but represents those companies that are in the business of producing aggregate and sand and is better known for operating quarries, sand pits and crushing operations. Aspasa stands on its own, even though a member of the Chamber. Aspasa represents its members in regard to policy positions, through various organs of the National and Provincial Governments. Contact and interactions also takes place with other relevant policy-making and opinion – forming entities. Contact is kept with other similar associations overseas.