Brick Manufacturers & Members

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 President Musa Shangase talks on Building Jo’burg on radio station MixFM, and Jo’burg Aficionado Dave Gurney chats about magnificent facebrick buildings around Jo’burg, specifically the Sandton... more
The 2016 Brick Sustainability Report, provides a detailed account of how the clay brick sector in the UK has performed against its collective sustainability strategy, and demonstrates the progress... more
Cova Advisory recently addressed three CBA regional meetings on the topic Project Financing, grants and incentives in South Africa. For all who attended or who may have missed the presentation please... more
A Carbon Budget is a greenhouse gas emissions allowance that can be allocated on a per company basis. Carbon budgets are generally allocated for a period of several years, normally five years.... more
The Draft National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations (gazetted in June 2016) is one of the national measures, driven by the Department of Environmental Affairs, to improve quantification... more
South Africa is committed to regulating and transforming the energy sector, to enable the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy. Monitoring energy consumption within South Africa’s... more
This summary is based on the Draft South African Carbon Tax Regulations published by National Treasury on 30 November 2015.
MARCH 2017 The Carbon Tax Impact Assessment Model (spreadsheet) allows individual brick makers to determine the total volume of emissions over which it will become liable under the Carbon Tax as well... more
80 years on for EP Brick Brick by brick, Nelson Mandela Bay’s Martin family have been hard at work building one of Port Elizabeth’s longest-standing family businesses into the solid manufacturing... more
This summary is based on the Draft Regulations: Carbon Tax Offsets published by National Treasury on 20 June 2016.
This summary is based on the Draft South African Carbon Tax Regulations published by National Treasury on 30 November 2015. A benchmark is defined as a ‘standard or point of reference against which... more
Despite the economic peaks and troughs during 2016, Gauteng-based Ocon Brick reports a solid and steady performance during the year as the company retains its position as a preferred supplier of clay... more
Technical Director Nico Mienie, Gregory Rice (WSP) and Saan-Marie Aucamp (Equispectives Research) represented the Clay Brick Association at the first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)... more
With 2016 drawing to a close, it’s fitting that we take a moment for reflection. It was a tough year for most South Africans, and our industry has seen its share of challenges.   Although there are... more
CBA Technical Director Nico Mienie represented the CBA as one of 50 representatives from nine African countries to policy and technical actions that can be taken to reduce SLCPs, in particular black... more
Nico and Simoné Marais of Worcester brick welcomed 35 CBA members and guests to see his recently completed Habla Kiln in action. The energy-efficient Habla Zig-Zag Kiln (HZZK) is the first in South... more
The Colombian delegation made up of 11 men and 7 women brick manufacturers from the local association Anafalco and representative of the Chambers of Commerce of Bogota, arrived in South Africa on the... more
Where: Henry Preiss Hall, Pretoria Art Museum, Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia Opens: Sunday, 23 October at 11:00. Closes: Sunday, 5 February 2017 The Corobrik Collection... more
Corobrik proudly supports Johannesburg Municipality Police Department’s cycle team in an annual metro cycling competition by donating 20 cycle shirts and 20 Corobrik bags Johannesburg Municipality... more
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project is proud to announce today that it has been named the winner of the National Energy Globe Award South Africa in the 2016 Energy Globe Awards. The Energy... more
In the second half of 2015, the EECB with the assistance of the Clay Brick Association conducted a survey to gauge what changes in energy efficiency clay brick makers had implemented since the... more
The Energy Guideline is one of three publications developed with the aim of assisting the South African brick sector to reduce its energy costs and become more energy efficient. These guidelines will... more

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