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 Moeketsi Marumo delves into a vital government report, which analyses the incentives landscape. It notes the need for better coordination, and for better management.
Cova Advisory's Zelda Burchell writes in Business Day about the looming Carbon Tax and warns companies to ready themselves.


Jun 25, 2019, 9:00 AM
Once, again, Cova Advisory is backing the Manufacturing Indaba, and will be a sponsor of the June event.

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