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.
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
Balebogeng Primary School was founded in 1956 during the previous dispensation and serves the community of Mamelodi East, Ward 33.
“The need for a media centre was brought to our attention by an... 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 email@example.com 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
Nico Mienie, managing director of Algoa Brick, has been recognised for his lifetime service to the clay brick industry. At the 2019 Award ceremony, CBA President Colin Meyer announced the 2019... more
The recent Quarterly Labour Force Survey published by Stats SA indicated a spike in unemployment with some 27.1% of the country’s employable population actively seeking work. This is most notable in... more
Sustainability Factsheet #04
Habla Zig Zag Kilns (HZZKs) offer an innovative and scalable kiln that is versatile and can be configured for either large or small commercial use.
The kiln provides a... more
Sustainability Factsheet #04
Improving the efficiency of water usage and water conservation practices within the clay brick sector will significantly contribute to the preservation of South Africa’s... more
Sustainability Factsheet #03
“Dematerialization is the reduction of the total material and energy throughput of any product and service, and thus the limitation of its environmental impact.
Sustainability Factsheet #02
The Department of Environmental Affairs has set limits for the air pollutants that may be released from clamp kilns.
As the oldest and (still) most utilized firing... more