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
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
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
Architects are key influencers and decision-makers - we need them to understand the benefits of clay brick and to specify it early in the design phase. They act as our sales team, convincing home... 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
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
On behalf of the CBA Board of Directors, I would like to thank all sponsors, organisers, speakers and participants for their enthusiastic participation in the 2018 AGM and Conference. We hope our... more
Busch Vacuum Pumps and Systems has successfully introduced their dry vacuum technology for clay brick extrusion to the African market with 13 local installations (including five market leaders).... more
In August, the CBA marketed the benefits of clay brick at Interbuild Africa - the biggest building and construction exhibition on the continent. We demonstrated the economic and environmental... more
Sustainability Week seminars provide intensive exposure to professional experts on sustainability topics. One of those experts was CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie, who presented the findings of... more
As part of their Mandela Day Centennial 67 hours of service, Federale Stene generously sponsored bricks for the Blessing Creche in Mbombela to build a kitchen work station. The... more
Federale Stene planted 10 Karee trees close to the factory’s brick yard in support of National Arbor Month. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries decided the theme for this year was ‘... more
Dickson Mofokeng, Factory Manager at Algoa Brick, spoke at the Port Elizabeth Air Quality Forum hosted by the Department of Environmental Health.
This regional forum meets quarterly to discuss... more
On behalf of the CBA’s Switch Africa Green Programme, Lisa Reynolds of Green Building Design Group gave two specialist presentations to the Eastern and Southern Cape chapters of the S A Institute of... more
A busy afternoon of novice bricklaying and paving revealed some hidden talents and creativity among the various women participating in Creative Bricklaying Workshop at Corobrik’s Avoca Factory on... more