Sustainability - Switch Africa Green
The Energy Efficient Clay Brick (EECB) project explores economically feasible solutions that increase energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions in the South African clay brick sector.
A cavity wall is composed of two masonry walls separated by an air space or cavity, providing superior insulation from temperature extremes and noise.
Claytile recently revamped its entire production process. This included the replacement of its tunnel kiln with a rotary kiln and the installation of variable speed drives in factory equipment....view more
Sekela Mpekula is a rising starin the small informal clay brick settlement in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape. Sekela is an accounting graduate born and raised in Queenstown. In 1998 her parents...view more
Limpopo province — and particularly Thohoyandou in the Vhembe regional municipality — is well known for the quality of its clay and the manufacturing of clay bricks. The Switch team visited the...view more