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Small business capitalises on interest-free loan

One of the largest commercial printing and manufacturing operations in southern Africa, Novus Holdings, recently made R2 million available by means of an interest-free loan to the small family-run book-binding business, Van’s Bookbinders, situated in Epping in the Western Cape. The relationship between the two businesses goes back almost 11 years, with the print operation utilising the services of the team at Van’s Bookbinders, owned by Ivan van Oudtshoorn, ranging from artwork hand finishing to collating, packing, sewing and bookbinding. In 2017, Novus Holdings diversified its print offering by combining…
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24th Aug 2017
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Novus Academy inspires excellence in its apprentices

The Novus Academy is proud to encourage the personal growth and development of young apprentices. On Thursday, 03 August 2017, Novus Academy apprentices celebrated their first phase theoretical graduation; this is the seventh intake of apprentices to celebrate the milestone. The ceremony marked the achievement of an important point in their three-year programme – apart from receiving their Novus Academy certificates for phase 1, they also received certificates for various other courses that include Health and Safety, First Aid, Firefighting, Computer Literacy (ICDL) and Maths. The Academy celebrated the achievement…
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17th Aug 2017
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New chief information officer to strengthen technology focus at Novus Holdings

Novus Holdings has appointed Clint Daries as the Group’s new chief information officer (CIO). As one of the most comprehensive commercial printing and manufacturing operations in South Africa, the Group understands how mapping out a technology strategy to a business strategy proves to be a winning formula. Daries joined Novus Holdings in September 2016 as an Information Technology (IT) service delivery manager and has contributed significantly in developing and strengthening the Group’s IT architecture and systems. He previously worked as a senior IT infrastructure manager at the Clicks Group and…
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16th Aug 2017
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Soneike High School’s literacy programme receives a huge boost with mobile libraries donated by Novus Holdings

Soneike High School situated in the Highbury area of Cape Town, was the proud recipient of three stunning mobile libraries sponsored by the commercial printing and manufacturing operation, Novus Holdings. These innovative mobile libraries can be wheeled from one classroom to another, making reading material easily accessible to all learners. Mrs Ronel Baker, the principal at Soneike High, and her staff are deeply passionate about reading and have ensured that this “reading bug” be passed on to the school learners. Every morning the school implements a twenty-minute period in which…
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8th Aug 2017
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Novus Academy continues to invest in youth skills development

Novus Academy, the training division of Novus Holdings, understands the challenges of employment and how difficult it is today to be ready and to enter meaningful jobs. To support transformation and play its part in alleviating unemployment amongst the youth of South Africa, the Novus Academy has since 2014 invested in the delivery of the Print and Packaging Bridging Programme. This programme was specifically designed in conjunction with Printing SA and the Fibre Processing & Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FP&M SETA) for learners who do not have a…
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31st Jul 2017
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Investing in tomorrow’s leaders

Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. The focus on empowering the community is what makes the Hayfields Primary School such a fitting benefactor of the initiative. Paarl Coldset Pietermaritzburg, which forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings, donated R 35 000 towards the renovation of the school’s sports grounds. The learners currently participate in hockey, soccer, cricket, netball, and squash. Once the refurbishments are complete, learners will also have access to…
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25th Jul 2017
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Novus Holdings supports Mitchells Plain primary schools learners on Mandela Day

“A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special.” – Nelson Mandela  In honour of Nelson Mandela International Day celebrated on Tuesday, 18 July 2017, employees from Novus Holdings volunteered their time to cover reading books in plastic that are being donated to Grade 2 and 3 school learners across 45 schools in Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape. This was an initiative in partnership with Read to Rise, a non-profit…
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18th Jul 2017
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Empowering the workforce of tomorrow in Paarl

Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries. One of the benefactors of this initiative is the First Step Academy, which Novus Holdings has been supporting from 2013. In the past year, the Group has contributed R 35 000 towards the Academy’s mission to provide work readiness and bridging education, training and development for young adults. Pictured in the image above is Ms. Karini Viljoen (centre), from the First Step team, and some of the young adults enrolled at the Academy.Novus Holdings…
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26th Jun 2017
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Novus Holdings continues to build a strong platform for future growth while facing challenging conditions

Financial results highlights for the year ended 31 March 2017: Revenue of R4,31 billion (2016: R4,17 billion) Operating margin excluding impairments and profit/(loss) on disposal of assets decreased to 12,3% (2016: 15,6%) Headline earnings per share decreased by 20,8% to 110,8 cents per share (2016: 139,9 cents) Dividend of 56 cents per share declared (2016: 70 cents) Cape Town, 12 June 2017 – Novus Holdings (NVS) has announced a 3% rise in revenue to R4,31 billion compared to R4,17 billion in the previous year. Headline earnings per share decreased by…
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12th Jun 2017
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Novus Holdings takes up the challenge and partners with the Department of Education (DBE) to make South Africa a reading nation

Phumelela Primary School situated in Kwa Mashu, KwaZulu-Natal, was the proud recipient of seven stunning mobile libraries kindly sponsored by Novus Holdings. These innovative mobile libraries can be wheeled from one classroom to another which makes it easily accessible to all learners. The learners at Phumelela Primary come from communities which do not have access to a library and it is shown that access to libraries improves learners’ performance and increases their chances of success. In September 2015, the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga issued a call to all…
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16th May 2017