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 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
Download 2019's last issue of our CBA Member's newsletter "The Voice". Print copies are curently being distributed to members - please contact the CBA if you don't receive your copies! Thank you to... more
Alogoa Brick has donated R50 000 for road paving to Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth. This hard-working organisation provides intervention programmes and alternative care for street children... more
Makana Brick in the Eastern Cape has invested in 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... more
CBA Executive Director Mariana Lamont shares this insightful leadership article from Harvard Business Review. By the end of the year, our days are packed to the brim with holidays, family... more
Fundiswa Ndaba, Senior Policy Analyst: Public Affairs and Transformation at The Minerals Council reports on the Mining Charter 2018   MC2018 became effective on the 1 March 2019. Mining right holders... more
The Clay Brick Association  has produced a user-friendly A4 leaflet for distribution to small-scale and informal sector clay brick production facilities. The factsheet outlines practical... more
For Mandela Day, Federale Stene assisted Petra Home-Based Care in Mhluzi, Middelburg. This worthy non-profit provide meals for the children as well as a safe space for them to do their homework. “... more
As part of their Mandela Day Centennial 67 hours of service, staff from Algoa Brick once again partnered with Zwartkops Conservancy and the Department of Water and Sanitation at a clean-up of the... more
Corobrik is one of several local businesses who has taken heed of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for investment. As it readies its R800 million new mega factory in Driefontein for full production... more
In 2018 Dr. Andrew Smith's highly-regarded Ceramic Training was well attended by CBA members and we received only positive feedback! The CBA has arranged for Dr Smith to return in November 2019 to... more
Cost: R700 per person Venue: Monte Casino Date: Thursday 21 November 2019 Time: 18:00pm until late Please join us as we celebrate year-end amongst friends. 
Socio-economic sustainability concerns the parameters that affect people’s opportunities, now and in the future, to fulfil their potential as well attain their basic needs such as livelihoods, social... more
Essentially, ClickBricks are clay bricks that do not need to be connected by cement to create a stable wall.  Produced by Daas Baksteen, ClickBricks can be dry stacked together by means of metal... more
Hydroseeding, also referred to as hydromulching, is a grass planting process. It is a fast, cost effective and high-quality method for seeding vegetation, land rehabilitation and erosion control. The... more
Fuel switching is often considered an essential step in achieving a low-carbon future. It replaces inefficient fuels with cleaner alternatives, such as substituting coal for natural gas or a suitable... more
Rain water, storm water, grey water, ground water and water reclaimed from manufacturing processes can be treated and reused. In the brick production process, recycled waste water can be used during... more
Unfired clay bricks were first used in Mesopotamia around the third millennium BC. Almost a third of the world's inhabitants live in houses made of earth. Earth masonry is not “fired” like... more
These posters are available for your office or showroom, and can be personalised with your company information and logo
The CBA’s marketing role is to expand the market for clay brick through education, information and inspiration. This is achieved by working together with members to promote clay bricks and pavers as... more
The Voice is a printed magazine for CBA members. The July issue of The Voice has been published. Members - please contact Marnie at the CBA on admin@claybrick.org.za if your printed issue has not... 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) updated CBA... 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, philosopher,... more

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