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

A recent seminar hosted by Cova Advisory and ACT brought out the benefits of Carbon Offsets, but with a strong warning that this is an urgent issue for business
Cova Advisory and XNOVOS have formed a partnership to deliver a software package to support firms in navigating to complexities of the new Carbon Tax.


Oct 5, 2019, 10:35 AM
Cova Advisory will once again be attending and supporting the Eastern Cape Manufacturing Indaba, which is to be held in the Boardwalk Conference Centre in Port Elizabeth.


The Agro Processing Support Scheme has been extended indefinitely.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has approved revisions to the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP).
Applications for SPP funding are still being accepted.

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