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
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! This beauty... more
Over Covid, many industry-based non-profits have struggled to support their members. The Clay Brick Association of Southern Africa is not one of them.
We are proud to announce that the CBA website... more
Although GHG Emission Reports to DEFF are only due by Wednesday 31 March, it is time to prepare!
Now more than ever, it is essential to ensure your emissions data is accurate and complete. For the... more
In January 2021, South Africa’s construction industry has united to form an umbrella body, Construction Alliance South Africa (CASA). The founding members are 29 of the sectors’ professional,... more
Yesterday our Industry turned a page. As you would recall the CBA have joined forces last year with various Industry leaders to get a voice to Government to open construction under L4 and not L2 as... more
Cermalab manages a SANAS accredited (T0855) materials testing and materials sector training laboratory, serving the heavy clay, ceramic and refractory industries in Africa and offers a wide range of... more
Algoa Brick recently published it's latest Sustainability Report. Ongoing monitoring and reporting across key sustainability indicators is pivotal to sustainable transformation.
This sustainability... more
Download the November 2020 issue of our CBA Member's magazine "The Voice". Print copies are currently being distributed to members - please contact the CBA if you don't receive your copies!
Thank you... more
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... 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, including... more
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... more
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... more
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
I had the... 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 across... 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 aimed... 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... 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
Construction industry suppliers are calling for government leaders to add construction to the list of essential businesses. According to a joint statement from the Clay Brick Association of Southern... more
In an effort to continually improve the sustainability performance of the clay brick sector in South Africa, business cases have been developed to assist clay brick makers to evaluate the feasibility... more
In a country where bricks have been virtually squeezed out of the market by concrete, a prominent businessman has recently re-opened a brick factory with his team. For the new start, they chose... 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 members... more
Wayne Vaughan previously worked at Algoa Brick, Addo Brick & Claytile, he has experience as: Production Supervisor & Manager and Sorting Manager.
See his CV attached!