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

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
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. This... more
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
Sustainability Factsheet #01 Recycling waste products by incorporating them into clay brick during production is a practical and environmentally- friendly solution - curbing the costs and negative... more
The Voice is a printed magazine for CBA members. The May 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
South Africa is the largest CO2 emitter in Africa and the 12th largest in the world. The clay brick sector is committed to playing their part in meeting Government’s targets to reduce carbon... more
Architects are educated professionals and are keen to expand their knowledge on the latest trends and materials.  The Institute of Architects organizes regular working breakfasts to providing... more
Corobrik, South Africa’s leading brick maker, is making steady progress in the construction of its R801-million new Driefontein factory and expects to see the first bricks exit kiln one of two kilns... more
CBA Associate Member Beralmar Technologic recently commissioned a new solid brick plant in Malaysia.  The first phase of the new facility has a production of 480 tonnes per day.The tunnel kiln and... more
A clear majority in the South African National Assembly today, 19 February 2019, voted for the long-debated Carbon Tax Bill. Following this milestone, the bill will be submitted to the Council of... more
What is the objective of the online submission of brick manufacturing statistics?
October 2018 CBA President Colin Meyer "It gives me great pleasure to report on my first three months in office.
Corobrik’s dedication to community empowerment through ongoing educational opportunities has afforded 18 individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve an Animal Production NQF Level 1... more

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