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Donation of mobile libraries to help foster learner potential

In the spirit of World Children’s Day, celebrated annually on 20 November, to build a world where every child can fulfil their potential, Novus Holdings, in partnership with New Africa Education Foundation (NAEF), donated seven stunning mobile libraries to Kgato Primary School in Manguang, Bloemfontein. Novus Holdings is a leading commercial printing and manufacturing company while NAEF is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). The mobile libraries, which can be wheeled from one classroom to another making them easily accessible to all learners, were donated as part of the ‘Read to Lead’…
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21st Nov 2018
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Vast experience at the helm of Novus print

Novus Holdings (JSE: NVS), a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, has appointed Andre Smit to the position of Group Executive: Novus Print,  commencing 01 February 2019. The appointment serves to bring continued stability to the printing division, as Smit has been with the Group for over 20 years, thus bringing with him vast institutional knowledge of the print and manufacturing landscape. He will gradually take over the reins from Conrad Rademeyer, current Group Executive: Novus Print. “Andre’s unwavering integrity makes him the perfect candidate to drive the Novus…
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19th Nov 2018
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Novus Holdings reports stable performance for six months ended 30 September 2018

Interim Financial Results Highlights for the Six Months Ended 30 September 2018: Revenue remained stable at R2 297 m (2017: R2 295 m) Operating profit in Packaging division increased by 90,8%, with Paarl Labels performance reporting an increase in revenue of 23,2% and the inclusion of ITB Plastics Free cash flow improved by R162 m to an outflow of R45 m (2017: outflow of R207 m) Novus Holdings (JSE: NVS) announced a slight increase in revenue from R2 295 m to R2 297m for the six months to September 2018; this is despite the…
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19th Nov 2018
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Collaboration between printers, publishers and authors is the key to a ‘good read’

Every author, publisher or printing expert will tell you that the design, look and feel, and shape of a book profoundly impacts the way you engage with the message of the printed word. In fact, the possibilities of book printing are so vast, that if they are not carefully considered, the magic of the overall experience of reading that book could be greatly influenced. This is according to David Clayton, General Manager: Novus Print, a division of Novus Holdings, one of South Africa’s largest commercial printing and manufacturing Groups. He…
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1st Nov 2018
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Novus Holdings wins big at GAPP Awards 2018

Exceptional quality and superior printing were honoured when printing giant Novus Holdings scooped 11 awards across its eight national printing companies at the GAPP Awards held on 12th October 2018, including one Gold, two Silver and three Bronze awards as well as five runner-up honours entitled ‘Winning Achievers’. “We are delighted to have been recognised for excellence at this year’s Awards. The Awards are a culmination of our dedication to, and passion for, the craft of printing, as well as our commitment to personalised service,” said Pieter Le Roux, Sales…
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17th Oct 2018
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Why print continues to live on

The printed word carries as much weight today as it did before. Not only is it a powerful medium to express thoughts and ideas but it is also a trusted medium in an era rife with fake news. The research points to the fact that print has a very valid role to play in today’s world, as well as the future. This is the view of Brandon de Kock, director at WhyFive, who recently spoke at Novus Holdings event. Novus Holdings is South Africa’s leading commercial printing and manufacturing company.…
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10th Oct 2018
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Binning plastic: The answer is not what you think

Reports cite that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Despite these alarming statistics, consumers’ consumption of plastic-based products is not changing. In the spirit of National Recycling Week, taking place from 10 to 15 September 2018, Tim Stewart, Executive: Packaging at Novus Holdings, takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution and asks the question, what really needs to change? We tend to blame plastic for polluting the environment, but the way we are using it might very well be the problem. Earlier…
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20th Sep 2018
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Busting myths about paper, print and ink

It may be time to rethink our beliefs about paper, print and ink, especially in the face of an increasingly digital world. “The perception that paper-based mediums are irrelevant and environmentally-unfriendly is untrue, as research points to the contrary. For example, paper is one of the few products that is truly sustainable, as it is made from renewable resources,” says Peter Metcalfe, Group Executive: Sales and Marketing. In the piece below Metcalfe, together with Deon Joubert, country manager at Two Sides, busts some of the most common myths associated with…
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14th Sep 2018
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Novus Holdings appoints new CEO

Novus Holdings (JSE: NVS), a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, has appointed Neil Birch to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer. Birch was previously an independent non-executive director at the Group, and held the position of Chairman from April 2017. He was appointed Executive Chairman in October 2017 until July 2018. Birch holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and entered the printing and packaging industry in 1986. He was appointed as the group managing director…
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16th Aug 2018
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Women’s Month: Manufacturing trade beckons women

With unemployment rates at a whopping 27.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the current state of the economy and 51.7% of the South African population being female, it is important for women to be granted opportunities in what is traditionally viewed as male-dominated industries, such as trade and manufacturing. This is the view of Nelia Burger, training and development manager at Novus Holdings, who says that South Africa still has a long way to go to remove barriers for women to enter these industries. “Artisans play a critical role…
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14th Aug 2018