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The durability and aesthetic qualities clay face brick are renowned for are some of the reasons government departments keep turning to Corobrik for the construction of affordable housing. Mmakwena Elizabeth Mothiba and her family are the latest recipients of a house in Ga-Mmamabolo, Polokwane, constructed using 5 220 of Corobrik’s…

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Bold use of face brick colours contrast in a striking architectural design at the R45-million VRT Pitt Primary School, which services 1 120 primary school learners in the Railton community of Swellendam, Western Cape. The school, completed in October this year, has been welcomed by the local community as the…

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Traditional mud brick rondavels can be easily and affordably upgraded to increase thermal efficiency and aesthetics with the addition of a face brick “skin”.  So says architect and lecturer, Mthembeni Mkhize, who has been researching methods to improve on the traditional Nguni housing structure for the past few decades. “I…

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More than 9 000 superior quality Corobrik Cedarberg and Burgundy pavers have been donated to complete the refurbishment of Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company’s (JYOC) new premises at the University of Johannesburg’s Bunting Road Campus. The musical NGO has provided quality music tuition to the youth in Gauteng since the 1990’s…

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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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moladi established in Namibia - moladiNAMIBIA moladi CEO, Hennie Botes, was invited to meet with the Namibian Ministry task to address the huge housing backlog in Namibia. Also present during the meetings where the technical advisors to the Ministry and special advisor to President Hage Geingob. moladi has been handed two stands in…

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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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moladi in Mauritius Hennie Botes, CEO of moladi, at the Head office of the Mauritian Housing Company in Port Louis The cheapest newly built 120m2 house with three bedrooms, a living and dining room, kitchen, toilet/washroom and small veranda, by a formal developer costs around US$31 000 excluding the land. The…

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