The SADC Clay Brick Survey gathered intelligence and benchmarks on clay brick production across Southern Africa. With a deeper understanding of the industry and the relevant stakeholders in each country, we are better positioned to identify possible areas of intervention and support.
Claytile recently revamped its entire production process. This included the replacement of its tunnel kiln with a rotary kiln and the installation of variable speed drives in factory equipment....view more
In 2017, Algoa Brick’s Plant 2 tunnel kiln was upgraded add sawdust biomass capabilities. The Bernini oil-fired furnaces were supplemented with 4 new Bernini solid fuel zones firing on a hybrid...view more
"Over the years, the GBCSA Convention has been working towards achieving a sustainable future," declares Lisa Reynolds – Executive Director of The...view more
Before the concept of sustainability took on its current depth of meaning, Algoa Brick was already working towards reducing its resource consumption.
MD and SAEEC Board Member Nico Mienie...view more
The brick making sector in South Africa currently emits roughly 2.2 million tCO2e per year (Sector Sustainability Report 2018). Monitoring and reporting must cover all industrial processes,...view more
CBA Chairman Hendrik van Dyk reflects on the year past, and the year ahead:
“The Mpumalanga Lowveld enjoys ‘Champagne Weather’ - sunny autumn days that give a general sense of wellbeing!...view more
Algoa Brick recently published it's latest Sustainability Report. Ongoing monitoring and reporting across key sustainability indicators is pivotal to sustainable transformation.
SWITCH Africa Green is a programme developed and funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with European Union delegations in...view more
Makana Brick in the Eastern Cape uses a solar microgrid to supplement and secure their power supply. The farm of photovoltaic (PV) panels is designed to produce 600 000 kW hours per annum — 356kWp...view more
The Clay Brick Association of South Africa is proud to be a founding member of a Leadership Forum under the auspices of The Minerals Council South Africa .
The Forum serve the needs of our...view more
Submitted by: Lisa Reynolds
Carbon Tax is being implemented in South Africa from 1 June 2019. At the CBA’s annual conference, Lisa Reynolds of Green Building Design Group (GreenBDG)...view more
Dr Garth Tayler, a consultant in Ceramic Science and heavy clay production spoke on the 80:20 Rule as applied to sustainable brick manufacture.
Back in 1906 the Italian engineer,...view more
As part of their Mandela Day Centennial 67 hours of service, Federale Stene generously sponsored bricks for the Blessing Creche in Mbombela to build a kitchen work station. The...view more