EECB News

The SADC Clay Brick Survey sought to gather intelligence around clay brick production in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region. With a deeper understanding of the industry and the... more
At a sparkling event in Freedom Park Pretoria, dignitaries from Switzerland and South Africa said farewell to the team from Swisscontact. It was a fitting finale for the 8-year Energy Efficient Clay... more
Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By examining an activity we are forced to pay attention to it. By producing relevant and accurate measurements we can identify where... more
Technical Director Nico Mienie, Gregory Rice (WSP) and Saan-Marie Aucamp (Equispectives Research) represented the Clay Brick Association at the first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)... more
CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie represented the CBA as one of 50 representatives from nine African countries to policy and technical actions that can be taken to reduce SLCPs, in particular black... more
The Colombian delegation made up of 11 men and 7 women brick manufacturers from the local association Anafalco and representative of the Chambers of Commerce of Bogota, arrived in South Africa on the... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project is proud to announce today that it has been named the winner of the National Energy Globe Award South Africa in the 2016 Energy Globe Awards. The Energy... more
In the second half of 2015, the EECB with the assistance of the Clay Brick Association conducted a survey to gauge what changes in energy efficiency clay brick makers had implemented since the... more
The 2016 EECB Awards Ceremony was scheduled to occur in September 2016. While the awards received a large amount of interest, there were very few corresponding entries and it is for this reason that... more
As part of the EECB activities of technology transfer and exchange of knowledge, our Swisscontact colleagues of the Latin America Clay Brick Project (EELA) would like to invite South African Clay... more
Brick manufacturers will be please to hear that in terms of the recently promulgated Taxation Laws Amendment Act, Act No. 25 of 2015, published in Government Gazette No. 39588, the Section 12L energy... more
Jan Esterhuizen of Mokolo Clay Bricks gives feedback on the National Association of Clean Air (NACA) 2015 Conference and SAAELIS Portal held on the 2nd of October 2015.
The 10th Annual South African Energy Efficiency Convention held in November 2015 had a national scope for end users and energy professionals in all areas within the energy sector.  The convention... more
An educational course on brickmaking was presented  to Energy Consultants by Dries van Vuuren of Cermalab. Hosted by the National Clean Production Centre (NCPC), the aim of the course was to bridge... more
The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency is delighted to announce that Swisscontact and the Clay Brick Association have partnered with the SAEE Convention that takes place 11-12... more
The EECB together with Carbon Trust and the Clay Brick Association hereby invite you to attend the South African Clay Brick Energy Efficiency Guidelines Workshop to be held in Gauteng on the 28th of... more
On Thursday 4th September 2015, Worcester Bricks hosted guests from the clay brick sector and the local community to celebrate the launch of the first Habla Zig Zag Kiln to be constructed in South... more
The Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) is its next Business Opportunity Workshop on 28 October 2015.  WISP develops mutually profitable links between companies from all industrial... more
Habla Zig-Zag Kilns International (HZZKI) based in Australia visited South Africa the first week of May, assessing the South African market, potential opportunities and working out next steps for... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project hosted a one and a half day Innovation Platform Workshop in Hatfield, Pretoria, bringing a cross section of stakeholders from across the clay brick... more
“This first VSBK in South Africa is possibly the most energy efficient brick firing plant in the world” affirmed His Excellency the Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa, Mr Christian Meuwly,... more
A few weeks ago, the project suffered a delay when a fan and motor burnt out. This problem has been resolved and the new components were installed in mid-November.  The kiln was then tested, and... more
Langkloof Stene het amptelik op die 13de Mei 2013 begin met die siviele werk vir die uitbreiding van die volgende 18 VSBK skagte en vandag, die 16de Julie 2013 het ons die eerste beton gegiet vir die... more
On Friday 1st February 2013, ClayBrick.org and the University of Pretoria made history through the signing of the agreement to pursue the industry 'Life Cycle Assessment for Clay Brick Walling in... more

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