Makana Brick

Since its founding in 1994, Makana Brick has continuously advanced the art of brick-making to make clay bricks that are eco-friendly, affordable and durable for specialty architectural, commercial and residential projects.

We have the formula that allows us to do this – environmentally friendly raw materials, a genuine passion for bricks and dedicated employees with an intense focus on creating an excellent customer experience. We sell an experience, not a stone. We assist architects, developers, contractors, businesses and homeowners with knowledge and insights gained over years. We help where we can and ease the way of doing business. You want to build? We make it happen!

Our bricks are made from the best quality kaolin in the local Grahamstown region and manufactured with modern manufacturing methods in our technologically advanced factory and tested in our state-of-the-art onsite laboratory. Our production process drives consistency, better yield, smoother production runs and produce less waste. Our solar plant has allowed us to become less dependent on the national electricity grid and we aim to become the most environmentally friendly brick manufacturer in the country. We decrease our carbon footprint by being situated close to the raw material and delivering to the market in close proximity to our factory.

Why Makana Clay Bricks:


Colour Retention: The colour of face brick never fades as it is fired at high temperatures and improves with age


Low Maintenance: Clay brick is effectively maintenance free and offers increased resale value of your property


Texture: Makana brick offers satin, travertine and clinker texture varieties in different colours for unique looks


Energy Efficient: clay bricks have the ability to regulate its temperature keeping you warmer in winter and cooler in summer.


Strength and Durability: Clay bricks offer high dimensional stability, high load bearing capacity and superior compression strength.


Cost Effective Face Brick: No need for repainting and maintenance every few years.


Technologically Advanced Factory: Our state-of-the art factory streamlines processes and ensures less wastage.


Relationships: We built relationships with the architectural institute, MBA and others to help advance the building industry as a whole.


Innovative Employees: Our employees propose innovative ideas that are implemented and drive our business forward – we call these Golden Innovations.


Invest in Community: We strive to drive primary wealth creation and invest back into our community, creating building blocks for a better tomorrow.


Local Supplier: Giving you more flexibility, reduced supply chain costs, decreased carbon footprint and supporting local employment.


Membership: We are proud members of the Clay Brick Association, South African Institute of Architects (Eastern Cape, Border-Kei and Free State as well as the Master Builders Association. Read about additional benefits of clay brick at https://www.claybrick.org/benefits-brick-factsheet.

Colin Meyer
Lunga Twaku
Human Resource Manager
Heimish de Klerk
Plant Manager
Greg Haakonsen
Environmental Manager
Sharif Swanepoel
Yard Manager
Raynold Joseph
Counter Sales
Nathi Mbabela
Sales Representative

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