Brick Manufacturers & Members
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
This series of full page and A5 advertisements shows the beauty of clay brick. Images representing commercial, residential, low cost and public sector buildings.
As a clay brick member, you may adapt... more
The Institute for Ceramic Education run by Cermalab cc will run a heavy clay brickmaking course commencing on 21 February 2018. The course will run over a period of sixteen (16) weeks every... more
After a long and extensive search, it is a great pleasure to introduce our new Executive Director, Mariana Lamont.
Mariana Lamont brings a wealth of experience in the industry. As an active member of... more
African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa
18-20 May 2018
The annual Clay Brick Association AGM and Conference is the highlight of our year! This is a time for all our members get together, talk... more
I would first like to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Together, we are ringing in the New Year with a fresh mindset, and it is with that mindset that we are beginning our first workday of 2018
As we approach the end of 2017, it is with a sense of satisfaction that we can look back on a year that has in many respects been challenging, but positive.
We know that too many of our members will... more
CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie presented that clay brick industry Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at the 2-day 2017SAEEC in November 2017. The CBA itook part in Session 4: Track C - Energy... more
Zi Brick and Tile Industry International, considered by experts in the field to be the leading journal for the heavy clay industry, will be carrying a 12-page feature article on the South African... more
More than 1 000 primary school pupils in Belhar, Western Cape, are receiving regular meals from the newly-built onsite kitchen constructed using 12 000 Constantia Travertine variation face bricks... more
CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie will present the South African Clay Brick Industry Lifecycle Assessment at the 2017 Clemson Brick Forum South Carolina, from 2–4 October. Hosted by the National... more
Summary Updated: August 2017. Declaration of Greenhouse Gases as Priority Air Pollutants and National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations published by the Department of Environmental Affairs on 21... more
Durban, Sunday 20 August 2017
Corobrik’s commitment to community enhancement extends into the cultural realm as it enters the ninth year sponsoring the BHCA (British Cultural and Heritage Association... more
The EECB facilitated a targeted Energy Systems Optimisation (ESO) Assessment at Algoa Brick as part of the National Cleaner Production Centre (NCPC) programme. The audit report evaluated 9 of the... more
UK Construction Online’s Matt Brown speaks with Keith Aldis, Chief Executive of the Brick Development Association (BDA), on the brick manufacturing industry meeting sustainability targets and the... more
Lignosulphonate clay conditioners have been shown to provide benefits such as improved clay workability and increased extrusion rates which result in reduced power consumption during extrusion.... more
Makana Brick in Grahamstown is looking for an experienced Tunnel Kiln Controller. This person will manage a team of kiln operators and will report to the Operations Manager.
Interested applicants... more
We are looking for a good second hand J.C. Steele 88C Even Clay Feeder(four shaft).
Contact: Rob Gillies
Beta Bricks (Zimbabwe)
This study focuses on the feasibility and energy efficiency benefits of using “waste” flue gas energy to heat Heavy Furnace Oil (HFO) instead of electricity generated by South Africa’s coal-fired... more
Over the lifespan of the project, CO2 emissions in the clay brick sector have been reduced by 380,000 tCO2 annually.
Improved use of local resources
In the final assessment survey recently conducted... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project follows a holistic, systematic approach to improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the South African clay brick sector. Almost every... more
Dematerialisation is the reduction of total material and energy throughput of any product, thus limiting its environmental impact. One of the identified methods to implement dematerialisation in 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