WHO ARE WE
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 advisory services on energy, finance-raising, government grants and tax incentives. 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
WHAT WE DOCova offers the following comprehensive services:
- Government Grants and Tax Incentives
- DFI Finance Raising
- Carbon and Energy Advisory
- Customs and Excise