Brick Manufacturers & Members

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
Management Summary and consolidation report of the LCA study “Life Cycle Assessment of clay brick walling in South Africa” Peter Drucker famously quoted, “what gets measured, gets managed”. By... 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
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
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
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
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

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