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 energy, finance-raising, government grants and tax incentives advisory services. The aim is to ensure the available benefits are maximised, across the value chain.


AIM

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 DO

Cova offers the following comprehensive services:

Latest Cova News

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​Cova Directors Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa participated in the recent Manufacturing Indaba, while Moeketsi Marumo addressed a breakaway session on the Black Industrialists’ Programme.​
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Cova Advisory partner Duane Newman speaks to Classic Business about the short and long-term challenges which companies face now that the Carbon Tax is a reality.


Diary

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Aug 15, 2019, 10:31 AM
Cova Advisory will be a supporter of the KZN Manufacturing Indaba in Durban in the 14th and 15th of August
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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.


Deadlines

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The Carbon Tax effective date is June 1st, and it is not just a concern for motorists.
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The Agro Processing Support Scheme has been extended indefinitely.
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Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has approved revisions to the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP).
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Applications for SPP funding are still being accepted.

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