The CBA represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Southern Africa.

We inspire sustainable, contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.

Brick Manufacturers & Members

The CBa clamp kiln research shows the dust is one of the biggest sources of pollution and reduce air quality. Watering is one of the cost-effective ways to reduce dust, but in a water scarce country... more
South African companies, who are among the highest per capita carbon emitters in the world, will soon be compelled by law to tell the government how much greenhouse gas they emit every year. The... more
This report provides a Sustainable Building Materials Index (SBMI) assessment of bricks made at a brick making site in Dukathole, near Alliwal North, in the Eastern Cape. It provides an assessment of... more
It is our pleasure to present this report on Informal Clay Brick Making in the Eastern Cape and hope it will provide valuable information and a deeper understanding of the sector. Building and... more
That was our biggest and best AGM & Conference ever! We were supported by 75 conference delegates, and a total of 137 people. We believe we succeeded in our goal to create an event that is... more
The 51st Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Clay Brick Association of South Africa took place in the Drakensburg from 1 to 4 May 2014. Hosted by the Gauteng/KZN Chapter of the Association... more
The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) has embarked on a project aimed at reviewing and amending prioritised Registration Certificates issued in terms of section 10 of the APPA... more
Attached is a range of documents related to the Department of Minerals & Energy legislation, guidelines and reuirements
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
Please note that the attached downloads are for convenience. Please consult the SA government website for the most recent legislation. Regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act A1: This... more
Please note that the attached downloads are for convenience. Please consult the SA government website for the most recent legislation.
These guidelines and mandatory Codes of Practice are offered by our members, and cover the significant health and safety risks relating to the mining and transportation of minerals, material, or... more
The Carbon Tax Study, has been able to generate a similar level of interest and appreciation of the VSBK Projects involvement within the sector. This report presents the findings of a research... more
This project to determine whether energy savings are possible from substituting recycled soda lime glass for other ceramic raw materials in brick manufacturing, was part of a grant from the State of... more
Aggregates and sand from quarries and borrow pits are essential to keeping the country's construction industry supplied. However, careful environmental care needs to be exercised when operating these... more
A tool to calculate the current energy consumption per kg fired brick. The six shaft kiln constructed at Langkloof Bricks as part of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln Project has received much acclaim... more
Also see Technical Note 15 - SANS 204 compliance for masonry walling Edition 1 of the SANS 204 series of standards contains Deemed-to-satisfy (DTS) requirements that make a distinction between... more has a range of pull-up banners and display material for use at trade shows. Cost-effective company-specific display material can be created for CBA members. Please contact the... more
Members can make use of these press releases for facts about clay brick as a walling material
Maintaining safety on site, whether it is a manufacturing site or a construction site, is a critical task of management. 
Members are welcome to make use of these media releases to distribute to customers. is pleased to announce its 2015 membership of the Green Building council of South Africa - the CBA has been a member since 2013. The GBCSA is an independent, non-profit, membership-... 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