Cova is a majority black-owned consulting firm (level 2 B-BBEE) that has positioned itself as a trusted advisor on government programs ranging from government grants and tax incentives, development finance, carbon and energy services, through to customs and excise advisory. Cova was established by Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa in 2013. It has established a strong and effective network within both the private and public sectors.

The name “Cova” is derived from the Italian word “Nova” which means new. Cova’s vision is to be the leading trusted advisor in our chosen areas of specialisation in South Africa. To this end, we focus on providing the private sector with comprehensive policy expertise, as well as energy, finance-raising, government grants and tax incentives advisory services. The aim is to ensure the available benefits are maximised, across the value chain.


Agile: to be nimble, to move fast, and to out-think larger organisations

Integrity: in our dealings with one another, with clients and with government (full disclosure principle)

Mastery: to be the best at what we do - individually and collectively


Cova offers the following comprehensive services:

Latest Cova News

Cova Advisory's Duane Newman writes in Business Day on the need for green issues to play a full role in the SA budget
National Treasury held a stakeholder consultation process on 19 February 2020 to discuss the draft Performance Benchmark and Trade Exposure Regulations that were published for comment. Here is a guidance note which has been published by Cova Advisory.


Feb 26, 2020, 2:00 PM
Cova Advisory is to host clients at budget briefing sessions arranged by the South African Institute of Tax Practitioners.


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