Brick Manufacturers & Members

Please view the Technical Team’s  latest YouTube video on the hidden costs of Hackline Drying in clay brick manufacture.
Ocon Brick, part of the Infrastructure Specialist Group of companies (ISG), won their ninth consecutive PMR Golden Arrow Award within the Suppliers of Bricks and Formwork/Scaffolding category at a... 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
The CBA Board of Directors would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all our sponsors for their financial commitment to making our 54th AGM an unqualified success.  Their generous contribution... more
The environmental and socio-economic impact of clay bricks in South Africa This brochure provides a high-level overview of these studies and the key take home messages for those involved in brick... 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
This series of full page and A5 advertisements shows the beauty of clay brick. There are 12 images representing commercial, residential, low cost and public sector buildings. As a clay brick member,... 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
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
Nico and Simoné Marais of Worcester brick welcomed 35 CBA members and guests to see his recently completed Habla Kiln in action. The energy-efficient Habla Zig-Zag Kiln (HZZK) is the first in South... more

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