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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
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Novus Holdings continues partnership with Department of Basic Education to equip learners

Novus Holdings has been awarded a workbook printing contract from the Department of Basic Education (DBE) for a three-year period (2018, 2019 and 2020). This public-private partnership (PPP) will build on the success of the previous workbook project which together with Lebone Litho, Novus Holdings and DSV, delivered over 60 million workbooks on an annual basis to in excess of 26,000 schools countrywide. “With a first time delivery success rate of over 99,99% to schools, we are encouraged that the partnership with the DBE allows us to help continue making…
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9th May 2017
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Tshepo Foundation receives a helping hand from Paarl Coldset Bloemfontein

Children at the Tshepo Foundation in Bloemfontein are in high spirits thanks to a donation by Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative. The initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. Tshepo Foundation recently received R 35 000 from Paarl Coldset Bloemfontein, which forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings, to continue providing orphaned and vulnerable children with day- and healthcare assistance. “We are honoured to be part of their journey and hope that the donation will help…
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5th Apr 2017
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You Only Live Once (YOLO): Raising awareness of HIV/AIDS amongst young people in Reiger Park

Novus Holdings’ Future Foundations initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently, specifically through education and skills development. With this in mind, Paarl Coldset Johannesburg, which forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings, has invested R 70 000 in the Community Crisis Centre in Reiger Park, Gauteng. This investment will contribute towards the You Only Live Once (YOLO) project, which aims to thoroughly educate young people, aged 15-24 years old, about HIV/AIDS and how to avoid…
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3rd Apr 2017
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Off the street and into a family: Khayalethu Youth Centre uplifts boys in Port Elizabeth

Youngsters at the Khayalethu Youth Centre in Port Elizabeth are in high spirits thanks to a R 35 000 donation by Paarl Coldset Port Elizabeth, which forms part of the Coldset printing division of Novus Holdings. This CSI initiative aims to give ‘a hand up, not a hand-out’ to its beneficiaries by empowering them to grow independently. The Kayelethu Youth Centre instils a sense of pride in boys formerly living on the streets by helping them to aim high and achieve their goals. Khayalethu means “our home” and that is precisely…
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29th Mar 2017
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Novus Academy awarded for best artisan development programme

Novus Academy, the training facility of leading printing and manufacturing operation Novus Holdings, won the prestigious Gold award in the Best Artisan Development Programme (small to medium size enterprise) category at the National Skills Development Awards gala held on Thursday, 23 March 2017 at the St George Hotel in Pretoria. In addition to recognising best skills development practices in various categories across all skills development implementers and National Skills Fund projects, the awards also provide exposure for best skills development practices through print and electronic media, as well as work…
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24th Mar 2017
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Let’s talk print, paper and sustainable forestry

Paper is a product of wood; many are quick, therefore, to speculate that making paper destroys forests. One of the advantageous characteristics of paper, however, is that the raw material, the pulp, is renewable and recyclable. The paper and print industry, therefore, has an opportunity to harness this characteristic to reduce its ecological footprint. This is just one of the initiatives Novus Holdings has adopted to lead the way in sustainable natural resource management in the print and manufacturing industry. According to the World Bank*, about 1.6 billion people depend…
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20th Mar 2017
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No waste is good waste

During 2016, B-Tech students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) where challenged to find solutions to re-use waste generated by local printing company, Paarl Coldset Cape Town, that could also provide a platform for a profitable business opportunity. Up for grabs were prize money to the value of R48 000. Named the Paarl Coldset Waste Re-use Project, the initiative came about as a result of the 20 Keys Audit, a Japanese methodology based on lean transformation. Forming part of the coldset printing division of Novus Holdings, Paarl Coldset Cape…
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9th Mar 2017
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Passing of Novus Holdings Chairman

With utmost sadness and condolences for his family, Novus Holdings today announced that Lambert Retief, Chairman and non-executive director, passed away at the age of 64 late on Wednesday evening, 25 January 2017. “Our hearts are heavy with the loss of one of the greatest fathers of our industry. Lambert will be deeply missed by us all at Novus Holdings. We wish his family peace and strength during this difficult time,” said Keith Vroon, Chief Executive Officer at Novus Holdings. With his late father being one of the founding directors…
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26th Jan 2017
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Paarl Media supports green partnership

Paarl Media, the print division of Novus Holdings, has pledged R100 000 to the environmental non-profit organisation, Wildlands Conservation Trust. The funds specifically support the Wildlands’ social and environmental programme to help grow the local green economy within the Mahogany Ridge community. The financial support allows for six community members to be employed in full-time positions dedicated to restoration and conservation focused on clearing alien vegetation and planting suitable indigenous trees. This vital landscaping work ensures that the Mahogany Ridge riverine ecosystem is kept in an optimal state to prevent…
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18th Jan 2017