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Children interacting at the Isithebe Day Care Centre

Isithebe Day Care Centre enriches local community

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In his State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa emphasised the necessity of educating children to break the cycle of poverty. In line with this, and as education is the cornerstone of the advancement of communities, ITB Plastics, a subsidiary of Novus Holdings’ packaging division, has invested almost 12 years into the rural community of Isithebe in the Ilembe District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal with new premises for its creche, the Isithebe Day Care Centre. While the creche has been operational since 2007, due to the lack of suitable pre-schools…

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Passionate about print: Industry giant joins Novus Holdings

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There is no economy without print. This is the view of Steve Thobela who has recently been appointed by Novus Holdings (JSE: NVS), a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, to the position of Novus Print: Executive – South, effective as of 01 April 2019. He will lead the Group’s flagship printing facility in Cape Town, with Paarl Coldset in both Cape Town and Port Elizabeth reporting directly to him. The appointment forms part of Novus Print’s plans to streamline its printing division and maximise efficiencies…

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Novus Holdings donates R10 000 to Blue Collar Foundation

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Novus Holdings, a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, this weekend donated R10 000 to the Blue Collar Foundation (BCF), a philanthropic initiative founded by iconic South African musician, Jimmy Nevis. BCF aims to inspire and create change among the youth of Cape Town and has a special focus on education. A representative from Novus Holdings joined Nevis on stage on Sunday, 17 March, during his performance at the popular “Concerts in the Park” at De Waal Park, Oranjezicht, Cape Town, handing over the cheque. The donation…

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Three consumer trends shaping the packaging and printing market in 2019

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Packaging is becoming as important as the goods that it carries to the ever-more aware consumer. With a bigger need for customisation and personalisation, as well as a drive towards environmentally-conscious goods, consumers are demanding more from packaging and printed goods such as labels. “Consumers are increasingly looking at the entire package before concluding their purchasing decision – from the item’s package right through to its label,” says Tim Stewart, Group Executive: Packaging at Novus Holdings. Trend #1: Smarter choices with existing packaging options “In 2018 we experienced unprecedented fuel…

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Reading is key to improve literacy levels among South African youth

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It is vital to encourage reading for pleasure among school-going children, as this will not only encourage them to finish school and help build a better life for themselves, but also help bridge the gap between illiteracy and unemployment in the country. This is the view of Peter Metcalfe, Group Executive: Sales and Marketing at Novus Holdings, who spoke on the internationally observed Day of Education yesterday at the Boys & Girls Club of Alexandra.  Boys & Girls Clubs South Africa (BGSCA), which are facility based after-school programs for school-aged…

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Novus Holdings attains Level 3 B-BBEE status

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Novus Holdings (JSE: NVS), a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, has successfully obtained a Level Three Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) rating with a score of 94,23 moving up one notch from its previous Level Four status, the company announced today. This is the second time in 2018 that the Group received an improved score, after achieving Level Four status earlier this year. “We are proud of this achievement and committed to proactive transformation and attaining the best B-BBEE scorecard possible. This accreditation is testament…

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Plastics bags are better for the environment than cotton bags

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If you, like many festive season shoppers, are contemplating packing groceries and shopping into cotton or paper bags rather than plastic carrier bags because it is more environmentally-friendly, think again. “It is a myth that cotton and paper bags are better for the environment than plastic bags,” says Tim Stewart, Group Executive: Packaging at Novus Holdings. A recent study done by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency finds that plastic bags are, contrary to popular belief, kinder to the environment than many other re-usable bags, such as cotton or cloth bags….

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Believe in the power of your dreams this festive season

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Jimmy Nevis is encouraging all South Africans this festive season to unwrap joy and believe in the power of their dreams, never forget where they come from, and to keep moving forward in pursuit of following their hearts. This is the inspirational message behind a new campaign initiated by Novus Holdings, a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, which celebrates the magical role of print during the festive season – from gifting and packaging, to the power of telling stories and the importance of giving back….

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Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust awards bursaries to the value of R660 000

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11 Western Cape-based matric learners have been awarded bursaries to the value of R660 000 to help finance their tertiary education in 2019, thanks to the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust, supported by Novus Holdings, one of South Africa’s largest commercial printing and manufacturing Groups. The qualifying learners were honoured at a ceremony hosted by the Paarl Media Bursary Fund Trust in Paarl on Wednesday, 14 November. Since its inception in 2008, the Trust has awarded more than 100 bursaries valued in excess of R11 million. “The Trust aims to…

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Donation of mobile libraries to help foster learner potential

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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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