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There has been a sharp rise in eco-friendly buildings which have been green star certified by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA) - from four in 2010 to 56 during 2015 alone (January up to mid-October), bringing the total in the country to 121. The trend is spurred by…

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The lives of the Tugela Ferry community in the rural Msinga region of KwaZulu-Natal have been vastly improved following the construction of two new wards at the Church of Scotland Hospital (COSH) earlier this year. Health needs escalated The hospital was constructed from face brick in the 1870s, has had…

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The total value of the YTD Actual (Aug 2015) for BUILDING PLANS PASSED was R62.44 Billion, split 72.9% in Residential BPP and 27.1% in Non Residential BPP. Dwellings (< and > 80 m2) comprises by far the largest segments at R22.31 Billion. The Cum YTD Actual for 2015 vs 2014 recorded growth for both the…

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Cape Town - The 350-year-old Castle of Good Hope is receiving an R84 million makeover. The Department of Public Works, instructed by the Department of Defence has commissioned the project, as specialist architects and designers renovate the Castle of Good Hope. The castle originally served as a replenishment station for ships passing…

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Focusing on finding cost effective solutions that do not compromise on quality will be the differentiating factor for cement suppliers in the future. Working collaboratively with customers to devise customised solutions that consider specific application needs is critical to future sustainability.   Mike McDonald, manager at AfriSam’s Centre of Product…

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Pupils at Inkululeko Yesizwe Primary School in Vlakfontein township near Lawley, Gauteng, are relishing using the school’s first brick and mortar classroom block and ablution facilities which were constructed by Corobrik’s Lawley factory. The R1.5 million project, first envisioned in 2010, goes towards fulfilling the duty required by government that…

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GROHE nominated for 2015 German Sustainability Award Manufacturer of water fittings is one of Germany’s most sustainable companies Demonstrating its commitment to sustainability at the highest level, Grohe AG, a world-leading supplier of sanitary fittings, has been nominated for the renowned German Sustainability Award for the second year in a…

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Consistent teamwork by employees dedicated to selling a quality product to satisfied customers was the winning formula at this year’s Corobrik Conference where worthy candidates were rewarded for their hard work. The Western Cape walked away with an impressive four awards – Zonke Mapundu was named Sales Representative of the…

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Winning the PMR Diamond Arrow Award for highest-rated South African brick supplier for the fifth year running is an honour, says Dirk Meyer, managing director of Corobrik. “It is gratifying to get this feedback from our clients, building materials retailers and members of the construction industry – confirming consistency in…

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