Corobrik wins ‘Large Manufacturing’ category at KZN Top Business Awardsgeneral
Corobrik wins ‘Large Manufacturing’ category at KZN Top Business Awards
SANparks employees upskilled with paving traininggeneral
SANparks employees upskilled with paving training
Corobrik’s face brick meets sustainable needs of modern developmentgeneral
Corobrik’s face brick meets sustainable needs of modern development
Corobrik products enhance Nelspruit’s Riverside Office Park developmentgeneral
Corobrik products enhance Nelspruit’s Riverside Office Park development
Inspirational learning centre constructed using Corobrik’s face brick.general
Inspirational learning centre constructed using Corobrik’s face brick.
Corobrik welcomes new deputy managing director as part of growth plangeneral
Corobrik welcomes new deputy managing director as part of growth plan
Urban greenery initiative takes top prize in Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Awardgeneral
Urban greenery initiative takes top prize in Corobrik’s Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award
Swellendam community upskilled through Corobrik bricklaying programmegeneral
Swellendam community upskilled through Corobrik bricklaying programme
Clay brick construction – supporting the green building imperativegeneral
Clay brick construction – supporting the green building imperative
Brick supplier Corobrik win Diamond Arrow Awardgeneral
Brick supplier Corobrik win Diamond Arrow Award
Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awardsevents
Jean-Pierre Desvaux De Marigny from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins the 30th Corobrik Architectural Awards
Corobrik face brick creates inspirational 01 on Mutual inner city buildinggeneral
Corobrik face brick creates inspirational 01 on Mutual inner city building
Katherine Dewar’s focus on innovation and an appreciation of South Africa’s cultural diversity has won her a place in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awardsevents
Katherine Dewar’s focus on innovation and an appreciation of South Africa’s cultural diversity has won her a place in the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
Innovation blends with sustainability, social awareness and technical excellence in 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awardsevents
Innovation blends with sustainability, social awareness and technical excellence in 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
Learnership programme enriches the life of disabled peoplegeneral
Learnership programme enriches the life of disabled people
Corobrik contributes to Inner City rejuvenationgeneral
Corobrik contributes to Inner City rejuvenation
Corobrik face brick creates homely Centurion retirement villagegeneral
Corobrik face brick creates homely Centurion retirement village
Creative use of Corobrik’s product enhances Vredenburg high schoolgeneral
Creative use of Corobrik’s product enhances Vredenburg high school
Darren Sampson’s innovation and technical skill resulted in his award at the University of Johannesburg regional eventevents
Darren Sampson’s innovation and technical skill resulted in his award at the University of Johannesburg regional event
Corobrik face bricks combine to create attractive housing developmentgeneral
Corobrik face bricks combine to create attractive housing development
A heritage portal created on the ruins of Westfort, a fort originally protecting the west of Pretoria, wins the University of Pretoria regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award.events
A heritage portal created on the ruins of Westfort, a fort originally protecting the west of Pretoria, wins the University of Pretoria regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year award.
Lana Bramley wins the University of the Free State regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awardsevents
Lana Bramley wins the University of the Free State regional Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awards
A community food production facility in Alexandra wins the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Award.events
A community food production facility in Alexandra wins the Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Award.
Corobrik’s face brick creates neat, uncomplicated look for 01 on Lunar developmentenvironment, general
Corobrik’s face brick creates neat, uncomplicated look for 01 on Lunar development
Mario van Wyk to represent Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University at the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year eventevents
Mario van Wyk to represent Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University at the 30th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year event
Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers enhance the green aspects of Menlyn Maine Central Squaregeneral
Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers enhance the green aspects of Menlyn Maine Central Square
Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers assimilate Sol Plaatje University with city of Kimberleygeneral
Corobrik’s face bricks and pavers assimilate Sol Plaatje University with city of Kimberley
Ethekwini Municipality and Corobrik host a graduation ceremonygeneral
Ethekwini Municipality and Corobrik host a graduation ceremony
Corobrik’s quality product used for Pietermaritzburg social housing projectgeneral
Corobrik’s quality product used for Pietermaritzburg social housing project
Corobrik supports Johannesburg Municipality Police Department’s cycle team.general
Corobrik helps cycling team.
Corobrik generously donates to local social development project, ‘Phoenix Child Welfare’ among othersgeneral
Ubuntu Community Chest and Corobrik have a twenty-year relationship.
Landscaping technology students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Construction Week receive a hands-on learning experiencegeneral
Corobrik train landscape technology students.
A brick and mortar tribute to culture at Affiesgeneral
Face bricks laid upright represent the members of the Affies choir at the new music centre.
South Africa’s top architects are honoured at national architectural awardsgeneral
Exceptional architectural design recognised by the SA Institute for Architecture.
Bricks for all Seasonsgeneral
“What do you want, brick?” ….this is a question which has gained legendary status within architectural circles
Corobrik bricklaying training schools upskill construction workersgeneral
Corobrik help people obtain bricklaying skills.
New Majuba FET College campus sets a new standardgeneral
The youth in KwaZulu-Natal enjoy educational facilities at the new Majuba FET college in Dundee.
Corobrik receives award for 40-year sponsorship of KZN architectural journalgeneral
Corobrik receive commendation for support to architects
Corobrik’s new 3D Visualiser gives architects the full picturegeneral
Corobrik 3D Visualiser to assist architects and specifiers
Corobrik provides quality bricks and training for Pretoria’s Thembelihle Villagegeneral
Social housing project in Pretoria uses maintenance free Corobrik Montana Light face bricks.
A total of 612 000 Corobrik Moroccan Red Travertine face bricks were used in the construction of Royal School Alberton in Cosmopolitan Projects’ Leopard’s Rest housing development in Albertsdalgeneral
The new Royal School Alberton defined by brick
A mixture of Corobrik’s facebrick and paver range has been used in the construction of the vibrant Century City Square, a R1 billion project of mixed-use development that forms the heart of the Bridgeway Precinct in Cape Town.general
Corobrik’s facebrick gives Century City Square a modern, natural look
Vedhant Maharaj wins the 2015 Corobrik Architectural Awardsevents
Vedhant Maharaj from The University of the Witwatersrand became the 29th architectural student to take first prize at the Corobrik Architectural Awards in Johannesburg last night.
Corobrik’s face brick range enhances the environmental benefits of iconic Agrivaal buildinggeneral
Firelight satin facebricks enhance iconic Tshwane building.
Students benefit from the annual CPUT-Corobrik Construction Weekgeneral
Corobrik train landscape students in the process of hard landscaping.
Corobrik’s high-quality pavers form integral part of Tembisa’s renewal programmecommunity
A million Corobrik Champagne PA clay pavers have been arranged in a Herringbone pattern along Tembisa’s sidewalks.
Corobrik installs quality-enhancing robotic technology at Lawley Factorygeneral
Robotics installed at the Corobrik Lawley factory will allow flexibility in production as it can run out of Eskom peak tariff hours.
Student’s winning architectural design proposes diverse high streets in low income areasgeneral
Architectural student proposes Delft in the Western Cape the site for FET college to reinforce town high street and facility diversity.
Corobrik’s face brick range enhances the environmental benefits of iconic Agrivaal buildinggeneral
Firelight satin facebricks enhance iconic Tshwane building.
Corobrik Most Innovative Landscape Architecture Award recognises the value of tactical urbanism in South Africaevents
A board game that shows just how various measures that fall within “tactical urbanism” can address spatial inequality
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s top student’s thesis offers a solution to revitalise the decaying Boet Erasmus Stadium in Port Elizabeth.events
A biological water treatment and research facility is proposed to revitalise decay.
Innovation and an appreciation of South Africa’s cultural diversity stand out in 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awardsevents
A new use for the Johannesburg Observatory site.
Najeeba Hassim of the University of KwaZulu-Natal is the regional finalist for 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awardsevents
An environmental research facility in KwaZulu-Natal to address threatened natural resources
Innovation blends with sustainability, social awareness and technical excellence in 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awardsevents
An environmental research facility for the Karoo’s fossil heritage.
University of Free State winner Nilene van Niekerk used Freedom of Expression Forum on Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg for her winning architectural thesis at the 29th Corobrik architectural student of the year regional awardsevents
Freedom of expression is Nilene van Niekerk’s passion.
Social awareness and technical excellence and innovation blends with sustainability in 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Regional Awardsevents
A reforestation and timber mill project to rejuvenate the Nasrec Precinct.
University of Witwatersrand winners incorporate water purification, cremation, transport logistics and a youth centre into the winning thesis entries for the 29th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Awardsevents
A water purification infrastructure for the hazardously polluted River Ganga in India
University of Cape Town architectural student Matthew Mills wins regional finals of Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year.events
A thesis that addresses social, economic and environmental issues that exist within the industrial landscape.
Corobrik views affordable housing market as a key component in 2016general
Investments in social infrastructure are key to positive prospects
SOUTH AFRICA’S TOP THESIS STUDENTS FOR 2015 TO COMPETE AT THE 29TH COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEARevents
Top architectural students to compete for prestigious award.
Corobrik factories awarded more quality assurance systemsgeneral
Corobrik has once again proved itself as a leader in quality assurance and sustainable environmental practices with the further attainment of a number of world-class operating standards at several...
Building a career one brick at a timegeneral
Musa Shangase believes in the soundness of bricks and mortar.
Swellendam Primary Schoolgeneral
New Swellendam primary school is set to excite
Lansdowne Centre Openinggeneral
Corobrik’s Lansdowne Centre moves to new premises
New house gives new hope to Polokwane familygeneral
Corobrik House Donation in Polokwane
Traditional rondavels receive face brick skingeneral
Corobrik’s face brick layer improves sustainability and quality of traditional rondavels
Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Pavinggeneral
Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company completes refurbishment after donation of top-quality Corobrik pavers
A modern tributegeneral
At the Afrikaans Boys' High School in Pretoria, a public high school for boys situated in the city affably known as Affies, a new ground level canteen and upstairs computer room were required....
Corobrik Builds Up Social Housing in eThekwinigeneral
Prudent sourcing and selection of building materials and fittings and fixtures has delivered Lakehaven Phase 11- a ground breaking social housing project that will definitely raise the bar in this...
After joining Corobrik as National Commercial Manager in July 2013, Musa Shangase has been appointed Commercial Director from 1 January 2014.He joined Corobrik bringing with him his considerable...
Face brick elevates new Pretoria affordable housing developmentenvironment
Platinum Manor, a new Central Development Projects, affordable housing scheme recently completed in Chantelle Pretoria, features 2.37 million Corobrik Moroccan Red Travertine face bricks.
Corobrik constructs R1.5m classroom block and ablution facilities for Gauteng schoolcommunity
Pupils at Inkululeko Yesizwe Primary School in Vlakfontein near Lawley, Gauteng, are relishing using the school's first brick and mortar classroom block and ablution facilities which were...
Mix of old and new brickwork revitalises landmark Lion Match Factorygeneral
Sitting aside Kings Park Stadium and near the iconic Moses Mabhida
ARCHITECTS LEAVE A LEGACY AT THE 28TH COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT AWARDSevents
University of Johannesburg student, Harold Johnson, is Corobrik’s 28th Architectural Student of the Year.
SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE BUILDINGS - ABTs FOUND WANTINGgeneral
Clay brick wall construction is long proven as the common denominator when providing truly sustainable, superior performing infrastructure across South Africa at the lowest lifetime cost.
Corobrik is rated best brick supplier in SA for the fourth consecutive yeargeneral
PMR.africa presented the Diamond Arrow Award to Corobrik for the fourth year running for achieving the highest score in its annual national survey on brick suppliers to the South African construction...
Build the perfect pizza oven with Corobrikdiy
Follow this simple video guide to building your own pizza oven by Corobrik, South Africa's leading brick manufacturer, and go from D.I.Y. to delicious in no time at all.
Corobrik Helps Build Landmark Western Cape Schoolcommunity
Corobrik and the architectural team from Revel Fox & Partners Architects and Planners who designed the Bongolethu Primary School in Philippi in Cape Town agree on one thing using the simplest means...
Earthy Corobrik face brick enhances new University of Zululand lecture theatre blockcommunity
More than 222 000 Bergendal Satin Blend face bricks from Corobrik's Witbank factory were used to build the new R40 million lecture theatre block at the University of Zululand (Unizulu) which students...
Corobrik awards exceptional employee performance at annual Conferenceevents
Consistent teamwork by employees dedicated to selling a quality product to satisfied customers. This was revealed as the winning formula at this year’s Corobrik Conference where a number of...
Solution for clay bricksdiy
Many homeowners have questions about clay bricks. Some of the experts at Corobrik provide answers.
Corobrik Helps Pave the Way for Tertiary Education in Kimberleycommunity
A blend of 100 000 nutmeg piazza and onyx pavers used to create an iconic public square that forms part of the first phase of the new Sol Plaatjie University development in Kimberley, has seen...
Corobrik Clay Pavers used for Secunda Mall pavingenvironment
Tasked with designing the paving of Mpumalanga's new Secunda Mall development, Insite Landscape Architects in Centurion, opted for a 'simplistic but not simple' look. They immediately...
Meet the new Corobrik Centre area sales managergeneral
His comprehensive understanding of building products; keen eye for detail and quality customer service are just some of the reasons Corobrik's Indren Munsamy will be heading up the team at...
Corobrik Inspires Landscape Architects to Rejuvenate Tired Urban Spacesevents
In the past, Woodstock used to be a conveniently forgotten area between two bustling highways leading out of Cape Town. Once a vibrant business district, it was caught in a steady downward spiral...
SOUTH AFRICA'S TOP THESIS STUDENTS FOR 2014 TO COMPETE AT THE 28TH COROBRIK ARCHITECTURAL STUDENT OF THE YEAR NATIONAL AWARD UNVEILEDevents
The annual Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year Award is the country's premier event to highlight the creative and technical talent of the cream of South Africa's architectural...
eThekwini Municipality leads the way with sustainable buildingsenvironment
The eThekwini municipality leads by example when it comes to state-of-the-art green building as demonstrated by the eThekwini Water and Sanitation (EWS) Customer Service centre in KE Masinga Avenue,...
Corobrik face brick enhances design of Port Elizabeth's Helenvale Resource Centregeneral
Quality building materials and good design should not be restricted to high profile buildings. Even greater thought needs to be put into facilities that serve those that need them most - in this case...
Corobrik Paves the Way for CPUT Studentscommunity
600 Corobrik pavers, 300 clay bricks, ornamental gravel and a selection of planting materials were all that was needed for 80 Landscape Technology students at the Cape University of Technology (CPUT)...
Clay Brick in house construction simply supremegeneral
Research findings in the USA, Australia and South Africa continue to compound endorsing clay brick constructions pre-eminent status for sustainable house construction in South Africa.
Walkways enhance upmarket estategeneral
Conceptualised and developed to provide a quality lifestyle in a secure and natural environment, Dainfern Valley Estate is one of the most sought-after areas to own a home in the entire...
Build your own braai with Corobrikdiy
South Africans love braaing. And thanks to Corobrik's easy step-by-step D.I.Y. video guide to building your own braai, you won't have to be a master builder to be a braai master.
Corobrik secures specification of double skin clay brick for Kimberley RDP housingcommunity
Corobrik has secured the specification of double skin brickwork for 500 RDP houses at the Lindelani Youth Build Project in Kimberley and commenced supplies for first phase of 153 houses under...
Corobrik's Most Innovative Final Year Landscape Architecture Award Bridges the Formal and Informal Sectorsevents
"We are Europe," an elder in an informal settlement told University of Cape Town (UCT) architectural student, Amy Thompson, during her extensive research for a thesis that won this...
Corobrik's Firelight Satin Unites Old and New at Umhlanga Collegegeneral
Umhlanga College a state-of-the-art learning facility - is a perfect example of a blend of old and new and testament to the fact that Corobrik products are timeless. The school, opened its doors in...
THE USE OF CLAY FACE MASONRY IS ON THE MARCH IN NORTHERN KZNcommunity
In the early 2013 and following an assessment of the lifecycle performance of low cost housing projects in Bergville, Glencoe and Ladysmith built of Corobrik's Coro Maxi 140 face bricks some 20 years...
Western Cape scoops six awards at annual Corobrik business conferenceevents
Corobrik's Western Cape region scooped six awards at the company's national business conference which was held in the Drakensberg from 25 to 27 July. Dawid Norris won the award for sales manager of...
Clay brick, Simply Splendid!gallery
A panel of broad vivid yellow, orange, green and white stripes at the front entrance is the only clue that Heideveld Primary School in Heideveld, Western Cape is not your average government learning...
Corobrik-SAIA Awards celebrate architectural excellenceevents
The cream of South Africa's architectural talent was acknowledged for their talent and skill at the 2013/14 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Excellence and Merit at a gala dinner at the ICC Durban on 1...
Corobrik drives affordable sustainable housing solution for students at Onderstepoort campuscommunity
Established in 1920, the University of Pretoria's Faculty of Veterinary Science is the second-oldest in Africa, and is still the only faculty of its kind in South Africa. Situated in...
Corobrik opens its Ballito Centreenvironment
Anyone looking to build, whether it be a home, warehouses, offices or plan an extension or renovate will soon have access to hands-on building expertise and a range of quality bricks and paving as...
New Denis Hurley Centre built to serve the community for years to comecommunity
The heart of Warwick Junction is beating with new life in the form of the recently constructed community building, Denis Hurley Centre. Replacing the demolished 106-year-old parish centre which sits...
Corobrik Helps Deliver Sustainability at Little Manhattangeneral
Corobrik has supplied 2,4 million Moroccan Red travertine face bricks for construction of the award winning Little Manhattan apartment complex. Ockert van Heerden, Corobrik Director of Sales said...
Corobrik's clay face brick firewall saves warehouse from infernogeneral
A firewall constructed of Corobrik's clay face bricks protected a warehouse from being consumed by a devastating industrial fire. In the early hours of 26 March, a fire broke out at the Sun Oil...
BEAUTIFICATION OF TEMBISA SIDEWALKSgeneral
More than 400 million people in Africa live in urban areas and because of high rural to urban migration rates the number of people living in urban areas will increase from 62% to 70% by the year...
Transforming the affordable housing landscape brick by brickcommunity
As government's belief in the benefits of clay brick construction for affordable housing becomes increasingly evident, Corobrik's support for this new direction was cemented with the donation of two...
Top women architects win national awards Celebrating award-winning women in architectureevents
Four women have been honoured in the 2013/14 Corobrik-SAIA Awards of Excellence presented by Corobrik and the South African Institute for Architects (SAIA) at a gala dinner in Durban on 1 August....
Heidi van Eeden’s restoration of a 21st century textile mill earns her the accolade as the 27th Corobrik Architectural Student of the Year.events
The University of Pretoria student received first prize with her thesis entitled Machinarium: Architecture as a living machine at the prestigious annual event held on 9 April 2014.
Corobrik proud to manufacture clay bricks for sustainable buildings and a proper infrastructure in South Africa.environment
While the solid all round performance and life-time value that clay brick brings to infrastructure buildings remains unparalleled; local and international comparative research continues to compound...
SANparks employees upskilled with paving training
In preparation of future paving requirements for national parks and forming part of SANparks’ ongoing job creation programme, 21 SANparks employees underwent extensive training provided by Corobrik.
Training took place at Corobrik’s Lansdowne Training Centre in September and October for the candidates, all of whom come from disadvantaged local communities.
“Corobrik is dedicated to upskilling local communities through our not-for-profit training programmes at our three bricklayer training centres, Avoca, Landsdowne and Lawley,” said Christie van Niekerk, Corobrik Manager, Western Cape. “We are also delighted that the work being performed by these accredited individuals will take place within South Africa’s national parks, encouraging the responsible use of our fantastic natural resources.”
Headed by Corobrik’s Ismail Rothman, the 21 candidates were given a four-day intensive training session which involved both theoretical and practical lessons in paving. This included preparing the area, screeding the paved area, laying of different patterns, grouting as well as building of flower boxes and benches.
Ensuring the highest quality of training, all Corobrik trainers are qualified artisans and assessors, accredited with a Construction CETA. Every student is thoroughly evaluated by internal and external assessors. On successful completion of the course, all learners were issued with a certificate of attendance from Corobrik which reflects Corobrik accreditation number.
In addition to the training programme, Corobrik will be providing pavers which will be used for the creation of hiking trails, constructed by the newly-qualified trainees, throughout the popular Table Mountain National Park.
Falling under the care of South African National Parks (SANParks), there are a number of hiking trails which have been created using natural materials such as sand, clay and stone. However, because of the high foot traffic, erosion has become a major concern and attempts to prevent further degradation has seen the use of gravel in dry areas and wooden boardwalks in wetland zones.
All Corobrik’s clay pavers are highly vitrified allowing them to withstand all elements which makes them ideally suited for use along nature trails. The skid-resistant nature of each paver will also ensure user safety, particularly important in wet weather conditions.
“We have some four-and-a-half million visitors come to Table Mountain National Park annually,” said Lesley Ann, Park Manager of Table Mountain National Park. “Although we are exceptionally proud of these numbers, it does mean a lot of wear and tear on the trails which equates to considerable manpower needed for upkeep. The donation of the pavers, as well as the excellent training programme, will mean massive improvements to these trails in the future.”
Van Niekerk added that the clay pavers were the perfect product for use throughout the tourist destination.
“Our clay pavers are extremely durable which means SANParks will not have to continuously channel time and energy to constant replacements,” he explained. “Because of its natural base materials, clay pavers have an amazing thermal efficiency ensuring they don’t overheat in the direct sun. They are also suitably coloured so as to blend into the surrounding natural environment.”
CAPTIONS: SANparks employees underwent paving training provided by Corobrik, one of its not-for-profit programmes dedicated to upskilling those in rural communities.
PHOTO 12875: Edmund Rongwana, Bulelani Ngqola, Sonto Makondo and Zuko Tyhali are pictured with a section of paving they have learnt to lay in a running bond