Sustainability News

Before the concept of sustainability took on its current depth of meaning, Algoa Brick was already working towards reducing its resource consumption.

MD and SAEEC Board Member Nico Mienie...view 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,...view 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!...view more

Algoa has published its latest Sustainability Report that assesses sustainable practices in all phases production.

Algoa Brick recently published it's latest Sustainability Report. Ongoing monitoring and reporting across key sustainability indicators is pivotal to sustainable transformation.

This...view 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...view 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...view 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...view 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)...view 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,...view more

Federale Stene

As part of their Mandela Day Centennial 67 hours of service, Federale Stene generously sponsored bricks for the Blessing Creche in Mbombela to build a kitchen work station. The...view more

Federale Stene planted 10 Karee trees close to the factory’s brick yard in support of National Arbor Month. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries decided the theme for this year...view more

Dickson Mofokeng, Factory Manager at Algoa Brick, spoke at the Port Elizabeth Air Quality Forum hosted by the Department of Environmental Health.

This regional forum meets quarterly to...view more

The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) Project follows a holistic, systematic approach to improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions in the South African clay brick sector.

Goodbye from the EECB Team!

At a sparkling event in Freedom Park Pretoria, dignitaries from Switzerland and South Africa said farewell to the team from Swisscontact. It was a fitting finale for the 8-year Energy Efficient...view more

The SADC Clay Brick Survey sought to gather intelligence around clay brick production in the SADC (Southern African Development Community) region.