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CBA Executive Director Mariana Lamont first met with Sekela Mpekula and her mother on her 2018 visit to Queenstown. These sustainability champions have continued to work with the project over the past 2 years.

Sekela Mpekula is a rising starin the small informal clay brick settlement in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. Sekela is an accounting graduate born and raised in Queenstown. In 1998 her parents...view more

Mike Lusunzi (LEDET) , Ramakonya SJ (LEDET), Idah Ngobeni (LEDET), Yster Maduana (CBA).

Limpopo province — and particularly Thohoyandou in the Vhembe regional municipality — is well known for the quality of its clay and the manufacturing of clay bricks. The Switch team visited the...view more

Mine Manager Koos Harris, Berta Croucamp, Adrie Nel, Lana Stemmet and Namhla Shushu welcomed executive director Mariana Lamont to Namakwa Kleistene.

CBA president Hendrik van Dyk, and Executive Director Mariana Lamont each undertook road trips to different regions of South Africa to connect with our Members.

Hendrik Van Dyk - President...view more

"Jerusalema" is a gospel-influenced song by South African DJ and record producer Master KG featuring South African vocalist Nomcebo. The song has become the sound of the pandemic for millions...view more

One unpleasant financial shock for South Africa’s new remote workforce is soaring electricity bills. We may have saved on takeaways, clothes and haircuts, but running a home office and home school...view more

Imvisiswano Junior Primary School – Middeldrift. Clay brick masonry in schools moderates noise and temperature extremes, improving concentration, memory and knowledge retention. Quiet environments generally reduce stress and encourage student-teacher communication. Photograph courtesy of Makana Brick.

This year, South Africans spent their winter days at home with their children, dogs and working spouses. One of the key productivity killers, has been noise!

Noise is not only irritating,...view more

CBA Member Federale Stene has committed to a 20 000 sponsorship consignment of masonry bricks to the Recreational Hub for Nasaret Against Drugs and Alcohol (NADA) . The NADA Recreational Hub is...view more

South African brick makers are ramping up production in a Covid-19 protected, safe and orderly manner, in good time for the startup of the construction industry. Although brick production can have...view more

Residents at Princess Plots in Roodeport are enjoying their homes that have been constructed from Corobrik’s Fynbos Geel and Fynbos Rooi clay face bricks

Corobrik’s face bricks used to create homes in Roodepoort’s Princess Plots Informal Settlement

The first phase of the Princess Plots Informal Settlement Upgrade Project has seen 281 homes...view more

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