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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

The Department of Minerals Resources and Energy (DMRE) has announced the activation of the Carbon Offset Administration System.
Cova Advisory's Caroline Rheeder suggests in an article in Business Day that SA businesses should already be preparing for the full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)


Aug 25, 2020, 10:00 AM
Cova Advisory is to host a webinar to give insight into the investment incentive landscape in SA when we come out of the COVID-19 crisis. It will be held on the 25th of August 2020.


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