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CBA 53rd AGM & Conference

The Board of Directors of the Clay Brick Association of South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Musa Shangase as President. He succeeds Julian de la Hunt who now joins the Board as Past President.

The Clay Brick Association of South Africa expands knowledge and support for clay brick masonry, and maintains building standards in the manufacture and use of clay bricks and pavers in construction.

Mr Shangase’s considerable experience in the clay brick industry and his specialist expertise in marketing puts him in a strong position to lead the CBA through challenging times. Throughout his long career, he has demonstrated an ability to bring together diverse individuals and businesses to create shared value and build relationships.

“In the 10 years that I have been actively involved in the CBA, I have found an eager spirit of co-operation and innovation in our executive teams and our members,” confirms Musa.

 “Our member companies are continually improving the quality and sustainability of clay masonry products with innovative production methods. Through technology, the CBA has broadened its education initiatives to serve the needs of everyone from the home owner and DIY enthusiast to construction professionals and architects.”

The 2016 Clay Brick Association of SA Board.

Front row: Peter du Trevou, Julian de la Hunt, Musa Shangase (President), Colin Meyer (Vice President & Treasurer) and Teele Moshe.
Back row: Dirk Meyer, Nico Mienie, Johan Humphries, Jonathan Prior (Executive Director) and Mark-Hunter Smith.  Regional Chairpersons Nico Marais & Roelf Rosema were not present. Photography: Carl Ballot.

53rd AGM

Please Visit our YouTube Channel to see videos of the AGM presentations. Presentations are attached below.

AGM Sponsors

  • Linde Materials Handling
  • Bell Equipment
  • FFS Refiners
  • Insulation Refractory Consultants
  • Beralmar Technologic SA
  • Envass- Environmental Assurance (Pty) Ltd
  • Manitou & Dezzo Equipment?)
  • Survival Tyre
  • Eltra Africa
  • Morando Rieter (Keller HCW GmbH)
  • Talleres Felipe Verdés SA (Ehrenberg Engineering)

Association Successes

 “During past year, the CBA has conducted notable research on identifying opportunities for greater energy efficiency and reduced emissions from clamp kilns,” reports CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie. “In 2016/7 we will expand the project to assess alternative fuel and ignition sources. We continue to work hand-in-hand with the EECB on multiple energy efficient projects and training for both members and end-users.

The CBA has also finalised its Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) of clay brick, as well as the Socio-Economic LCA, and the findings will be released at a national roadshow. 

Projects for the year ahead include advising regulatory bodies on South African National Building 10400–XA rules for cavity walling, Carbon Tax and SABS standards in masonry materials.

Bringing international research to SA

In early 2016, the Clay Brick Association of South Africa concluded an invaluable agreement with Think Brick of Australia that offers access to relevant international research on brick production, thermal performance, energy efficiency and green building practices. 

“This data will be used to update and expand industry technical documentation on the efficient and safe use of clay bricks,” says CBA Executive Director, Jonathan Prior.

“Our website is a critical source of information on best practice, and access to these studies will allow us to expand our free technical manuals and user-friendly technical notes for builders.

“Creating and supporting local industries that add value to our natural resources is a critical strategy for South Africa,” advises Jonathan.

“The Clay Brick Association is proud to represent a product that is not only 100% natural, but also an important local industry that takes control of the full value chain in clay masonry construction of homes and social infrastructure. Clay brick provides stimulus for local job creation and skills development, while reducing our dependence on imported construction materials.”



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