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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
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The relevance of print: Why ‘a real page turner’ needs real physical pages

A book store is likely to be one of the first places you go this season for year-end and Christmas presents. The reasons are obvious: a book is a quality gift that ages gracefully and, if well chosen, holds appeal – even hours of pleasure – beyond the initial delight of unwrapping it. This is an interesting realisation in our digitally advancing times. According to research by Good e-Reader, e-book sales dipped by 20% in the first half of 2016. We have also seen industry giant, Amazon, expanding its book-selling…
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20th Dec 2016