The Clay Brick Association is committed to assist their member in keeping track of regulatory environment as it applies to the manufacture of clay brick in South Africa. This set of pages summarises... more
With rising energy costs for both electricity and fuels, and given that in the brick sector energy can account for between 40% and 60% of production costs, energy efficiency represents a significant... more
Submitted by: Lisa Reynolds
Carbon Tax is being implemented in South Africa from 1 June 2019. At the CBA’s annual conference, Lisa Reynolds of Green Building Design Group (GreenBDG) updated CBA... more
Dr Garth Tayler, a consultant in Ceramic Science and heavy clay production spoke on the 80:20 Rule as applied to sustainable brick manufacture.
Back in 1906 the Italian engineer, philosopher,... more
Nico Mienie, managing director of Algoa Brick, has been recognised for his lifetime service to the clay brick industry. At the 2019 Award ceremony, CBA President Colin Meyer announced the 2019... more
Sustainability Factsheet #04
Habla Zig Zag Kilns (HZZKs) offer an innovative and scalable kiln that is versatile and can be configured for either large or small commercial use.
The kiln provides a... more
Sustainability Factsheet #04
Improving the efficiency of water usage and water conservation practices within the clay brick sector will significantly contribute to the preservation of South Africa’s... more
Sustainability Factsheet #03
“Dematerialization is the reduction of the total material and energy throughput of any product and service, and thus the limitation of its environmental impact.
Sustainability Factsheet #02
The Department of Environmental Affairs has set limits for the air pollutants that may be released from clamp kilns.
As the oldest and (still) most utilized firing... more
Sustainability Factsheet #01
Recycling waste products by incorporating them into clay brick during production is a practical and environmentally- friendly solution - curbing the costs and negative... more
The Voice is a printed magazine for CBA members. The May issue of The Voice has been published. Members - please contact Marnie at the CBA on email@example.com if your printed issue has not... more
South Africa is the largest CO2 emitter in Africa and the 12th largest in the world. The clay brick sector is committed to playing their part in meeting Government’s targets to reduce carbon... more
Architects are educated professionals and are keen to expand their knowledge on the latest trends and materials. The Institute of Architects organizes regular working breakfasts to providing... more
Corobrik, South Africa’s leading brick maker, is making steady progress in the construction of its R801-million new Driefontein factory and expects to see the first bricks exit kiln one of two kilns... more
CBA Associate Member Beralmar Technologic recently commissioned a new solid brick plant in Malaysia. The first phase of the new facility has a production of 480 tonnes per day.The tunnel kiln and... more
A clear majority in the South African National Assembly today, 19 February 2019, voted for the long-debated Carbon Tax Bill. Following this milestone, the bill will be submitted to the Council of... more
What is the objective of the online submission of brick manufacturing statistics?
CBA President Colin Meyer
"It gives me great pleasure to report on my first three months in office.
Corobrik’s dedication to community empowerment through ongoing educational opportunities has afforded 18 individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve an Animal Production NQF Level 1... more
Rod Taylor of First Bricks presented a workshop on clay brick to the Border Kei Institute of Architects in East London.
Executive Officer Glynis Heger explains that the Association provides a... more
The Corobrik brand is, once again, adding to the historic legacy of South Africa after its clay paver and face brick range were selected for the monumental Boksburg Lake upgrade. The project, which... more
Win this amazing prize! This competition is open only to paid-up CBA Full and Associate Members.
Read our latest newsletter, and answer the questions. The winner will be drawn on 16 November 2018... more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa (CBA), EcoMetrix Africa (EMA) and Partners for Innovation (PfI) have been commissioned to execute a 3-year project co-sponsored by the European Union (EU)... more
Dr. Andrew Smith, the world renown expert on Ceramic technology who lectures at the University of Derby, has offered to present a short course on ceramics to our members.
The provisional dates will... more