Clay Brick Association of Southern Africa

The CBA represents the clay brick and paver manufacturers of Southern Africa.The sector produces more than 3.5 billion clay bricks per year, providing around 20 000 direct jobs and an additional 160 000 jobs in allied services.

The Clay Brick Association of Southern Africa inspires sustainable, contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscaping.Clay brick’s enduring hues and textures are low maintenance and look beautiful for a lifetime, without the need to continually plaster and paint.

Sustainable buildings are energy efficient. Clay bricks“self-regulate” keeping internal space naturally cool in summer and warm in winter. Thisthermal efficiency minimises the need for heating and air-conditioning, with lifetime electricity savings for property owners.

Clay bricks release no toxic fumes under either normal or fire conditions.Made from 100% natural clay and shale, clay bricks are the perfect walling material for a healthy home.

The CBA researches safe, sustainable production, anddrivesvarious sustainability initiatives. Over the last 5 years, theirSustainability Programme has resulted in a 10-15% reduction in the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. The CBA has led a 3-year EU-funded programme to support, promote and implement sustainable development within the sector.

The Association is renowned for its first-rate technical information tohelp architects and engineers maximise green building.  Technical manuals are available free from The website also provides convenient map-based searches so buyers can easily find local clay brick suppliers.