Sustainability - Switch Africa Green

The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project explores economically feasible solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the South African clay brick sector.

Extrusion line

Claytile recently revamped its entire production process. This included the replacement of its tunnel kiln with a rotary kiln and the installation of variable speed drives in factory equipment....view more

Sawdust burner straddling an idle heavy furnace oil zone

In 2017, Algoa Brick’s Plant 2 tunnel kiln was upgraded add sawdust biomass capabilities. The Bernini oil-fired furnaces were supplemented with 4 new Bernini solid fuel zones firing on a hybrid...view more

The CBA team at the GBCSA 2021 Conference.
Green Building Council of SA Convention 2021

"Over the years, the GBCSA Convention has been working towards achieving a sustainable future," declares Lisa Reynolds – Executive Director of The...view more

Before the concept of sustainability took on its current depth of meaning, Algoa Brick was already working towards reducing its resource consumption.

MD and SAEEC Board Member Nico Mienie...view more

The brick making sector in South Africa currently emits roughly 2.2 million tCO2e per year (Sector Sustainability Report 2018). Monitoring and reporting must cover all industrial processes,...view more

CBA Chairman Hendrik van Dyk reflects on the year past, and the year ahead:

“The Mpumalanga Lowveld enjoys ‘Champagne Weather’ - sunny autumn days that give a general sense of wellbeing!...view more

Elements of a cavity wall

A cavity wall is composed of two masonry walls separated by an air space or cavity, providing superior insulation from temperature extremes and noise.

Although GHG Emission Reports to DEFF are only due by Wednesday 31 March, it is time to prepare!

Now more than ever, it is essential to ensure your emissions data is accurate and complete...view more

Algoa has published its latest Sustainability Report that assesses sustainable practices in all phases production.

Algoa Brick recently published it's latest Sustainability Report. Ongoing monitoring and reporting across key sustainability indicators is pivotal to sustainable transformation.

This...view more

Download the November 2020 issue of our CBA Member's magazine "The Voice". Print copies are currently being distributed to members - please contact the CBA if you don't receive your copies!...view more

SWITCH Africa Green is a programme developed and funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with European Union delegations in...view more

CBA Executive Director Mariana Lamont first met with Sekela Mpekula and her mother on her 2018 visit to Queenstown. These sustainability champions have continued to work with the project over the past 2 years.

Sekela Mpekula is a rising starin the small informal clay brick settlement in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. Sekela is an accounting graduate born and raised in Queenstown. In 1998 her parents...view more

Mike Lusunzi (LEDET) , Ramakonya SJ (LEDET), Idah Ngobeni (LEDET), Yster Maduana (CBA).

Limpopo province — and particularly Thohoyandou in the Vhembe regional municipality — is well known for the quality of its clay and the manufacturing of clay bricks. The Switch team visited the...view more

Mine Manager Koos Harris, Berta Croucamp, Adrie Nel, Lana Stemmet and Namhla Shushu welcomed executive director Mariana Lamont to Namakwa Kleistene.

CBA president Hendrik van Dyk, and Executive Director Mariana Lamont each undertook road trips to different regions of South Africa to connect with our Members.

Hendrik Van Dyk - President...view more

economical

Economical & Practical

energy savings

Energy Efficient & Sustainable

value

Desirable & Stylish