Environment and community relations and care
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Namclay Cares for the environment and our communities
Are Clay Brick Environmentally Friendly ?
We here at Namclay Brick and Pavers are serious about our environment and the impact our product might have on the environment and in the community. Our product is natural, it’s abundant, recyclable and durable, but more important it’s waste footprint is nearly zero, it can be recycled, re-used and its fire retardant, a valuable and safe characteristics of clay bricks, the most environment friendly of all building materials.
Nam Clay Bricks and Pavers fulfill a Eco Friendly role . . .
Apart from the environmental properties and characteristics of clay bricks, Nam Clay Bricks and Pavers also play an important role in cleaning up the environment by converting the old mine slime dam deposits into a viable vibrant and beautiful product, killing the proverbial two birds with one stone.
When the Uis Tin Mine shut down in 1990 due to the global price drop in the price of tin, Uis was left with wide spread unemployment and poverty and a large part of the town’s population had to resort to small scale mining of semi precious stones for a living. The slow economy and lack of sustainable business nearly turned Uis into a Ghost town.
Then the father and son team from Namclay Brick and Pavers realised the potential of the old slime dams and the possibility of turning that into a top class quality brick suitable for the coastal region with it’s high salt content, in the same time rehabilitating the mine, creating job opportunities and stimulating the town’s economy.
Namclay in the News
Namib Clay donate bricks for fire victims
SWAKOPMUND, 30 AUG (NAMPA) - Some residents who lost their shacks to fire in Swakopmund will receive brick houses this...
Saving Uis One brick at a time
Economist Nov 2015 The derelict former mining town, Uis, kept one of its most lucrative assets a secret until the...
Uis Community News
Waste bricks pave road to success at Uis
WASTE bricks from NamClay Bricks at Uis have been used to pave a 500-metre stretch of road from the town's clinic to...
Uis in the News
AfriTin celebrates first blast at Uis mine in Namibia
Tin mining company AfriTin completed the first large-scale blasting of ore at its flagship Uis tin mine in Namibia....
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