Brick Manufacturers & Members

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
The National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations were published on 3 April 2017. The current reporting threshold for brick manufacturing is set at 4 million bricks per month. Note that the... 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
On behalf of the CBA Board of Directors, I want to thank all our delegates, organisers, speakers and sponsors for your participation in the 2015 AGM and Conference. Our guest speakers were both... more
Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards New and distinctive ideas, a high standard of technical skill, creative flair, a good... more
In a city known for its beauty, the Cape Town Aquarium remains one of the mother city's top attractions - and it happens to be built from clay brick! Our members and their partners made quite a... more
On behalf of the CBA Board of Directors, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you to all our sponsors for their financial commitment to making our 54th AGM an unqualified success.   Your generous... more
The environmental and socio-economic impact of clay bricks in South Africa The building sector has been linked to high CO2 emissions and global climate change, a concern that affects us all. A first... more
Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study “Life Cycle Assessment of clay brick walling in South Africa” Published: February  2017 Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured... more
New and distinctive ideas, a high standard of technical skill, creative flair, a good grasp of sustainability issues and a clear understanding of the complex role of built structures within an... more
Corobrik’s technological advances have driven down the embodied energy of clay brick. New extrusion technology had reduced fuel use by up to 20 percent while the use of natural gas for the firing of... more
CBA President Musa Shangase talks on Building Jo’burg on radio station MixFM, and Jo’burg Aficionado Dave Gurney chats about magnificent facebrick buildings around Jo’burg, specifically the Sandton... more
Cova Advisory recently addressed three CBA regional meetings on the topic Project Financing, grants and incentives in South Africa. For all who attended or who may have missed the presentation please... more
A Carbon Budget is a greenhouse gas emissions allowance that can be allocated on a per company basis. Carbon budgets are generally allocated for a period of several years, normally five years.... more
South Africa is committed to regulating and transforming the energy sector, to enable the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy. Monitoring energy consumption within South Africa’s... more
This summary is based on the Draft South African Carbon Tax Regulations published by National Treasury on 30 November 2015.
MARCH 2017 The Carbon Tax Impact Assessment Model (spreadsheet) allows individual brick makers to determine the total volume of emissions over which it will become liable under the Carbon Tax as well... more
80 years on for EP Brick Brick by brick, Nelson Mandela Bay’s Martin family have been hard at work building one of Port Elizabeth’s longest-standing family businesses into the solid manufacturing... more
This summary is based on the Draft Regulations: Carbon Tax Offsets published by National Treasury on 20 June 2016.
This summary is based on the Draft South African Carbon Tax Regulations published by National Treasury on 30 November 2015. A benchmark is defined as a ‘standard or point of reference against which... more
Despite the economic peaks and troughs during 2016, Gauteng-based Ocon Brick reports a solid and steady performance during the year as the company retains its position as a preferred supplier of clay... 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
With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s fitting that we take a moment for reflection. It was a tough year for most South Africans, and our industry has seen its share of challenges.   Although there are... more

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