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Issue 01 of 04 /2021 – Novus Labels offers customers the full package with website launch

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Group’s newly designed Novus Labels website. After months of hard work and dedication, Novus Labels is pleased to officially provide customers with a faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly way to learn about the Novus Labels brand and its product offering. The ideology of Novus Labels has always been about personalised service and to provide customised solutions that add value to the products and brands of customers, it was therefore only appropriate that Novus Labels set up a platform…
Novus Holdings
4th Mar 2021

Issue 01 of 04 / 2021 – Giving the gift of reading to everyone

For National Book Week 2020, Novus Holdings celebrated our love of books by urging everyone to donate their books for someone else to enjoy, and we encouraged all of our employees to participate in this challenge with us. Through the collected effort of all of our employees we collected 118 books, which was donated to the Elim Night Shelter in Elsies River, Cape Town. Elim Night Shelter caters to the homeless and destitute and was officially opened on the 02 September 1997. Elim proudly takes individuals through a process of…
Novus Holdings
4th Mar 2021

Issue 01 of 04 / 2021 – SA’s Education System cannot do without Print

COVID-19 has changed our education system – whether it is for the better, is still to be determined. The pandemic has forced people across the world to stay at home and take up online learning as a solution to continue with their school and academic studies. While we want to be optimistic and believe that the tech solution of online learning will ultimately affect a positive change in our country’s complex education system, to date it has primarily shined the spotlight on deep inequality in terms of having access to…
Novus Holdings
4th Mar 2021

Issue 04 of 04 / 2020 – Better, Stronger and Future-Focused

As Benjamin Franklin once said, out of adversity comes opportunity. There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic brought with it much discomfort and adversity, but the prompt and precise thinking of Novus Holdings as a Group has brought many opportunities to the fore to carry the Group into the future. Novus Holdings will end one of the toughest years of its existence with a firm eye on the future. The diversified print company survived 2020 because of its focus on agility, and by remaining a market leader with a reputation…
Novus Holdings
7th Dec 2020

Issue 04 of 04 / 2020 – Sustainable packaging developments key to achieving a circular economy

Recently, the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries made an important announcement revealing that the green economy will be one of the key sectors prioritised by Government to assist with the country’s economic recovery following the devastating onslaught of COVID-19. This follows shortly after the South African Cabinet has approved the revised National Waste Management Strategy 2020 (NWMS) which is based on the principle of the circular economy and aimed at promoting waste management not only as a community service, but as a viable economic activity. Welcoming these industry initiatives…
Novus Holdings
7th Dec 2020

Issue 04 of 04 / 2020 – Black Friday underlines the value of Print

Holiday creep may see more bargain hunters trust print to source pre-holiday promotions Still reeling from the impact of COVID-19, many South African retailers this year will be deviating from the normal one-weekend promotional Black Friday, instead offering large discounts for the entire month of ‘Black November’ and beyond. Retailers are hoping this will boost and revive consumer spending, as well as offer a much-needed cushion for consumers whose pockets have been hard hit by the pandemic, allowing them to shop at their leisure to get ahead of their holiday…
Novus Holdings
7th Dec 2020

Issue 03 of 04 / 2020 – Reading Printed Books is better for your Brain and Health

Few experiences are as enjoyable as opening a book for the first time. Upon turning the first page, you know that you are about to gain knowledge and another perspective on the world. According to science, here are some additional benefits that printed books offer: You absorb more information According to a study that was presented in Italy in 2014, readers of print books take in and remember more of the plot than readers of ebooks do. In an earlier study, print readers also scored higher in areas such as…
Web Admin
20th Oct 2020

Issue 03 of 04 / 2020 – Covid-19 boosts trust in traditional mass media

The coronavirus pandemic has illustrated very clearly the importance and reliability of traditional mass media while at the same time showing up the flaws and dangers of online social platforms. All over the world and here in South Africa, TV channels, radio stations, newspapers and news magazines have mostly covered the vast unknown of the pandemic with professionalism and care. I say mostly because there are some that chose to go the sensationalist route but suddenly even they are starting to realise that they don’t have to contrive sensationalism because…
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20th Oct 2020

Issue 03 of 04 / 2020 – SMETA – Best Practice and Ethical Techniques

The Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) is the organisation that conducts the Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA), one of the world’s most widely used ethical audit formats. SMETA is an audit methodology that provides a compilation of best practice ethical audit techniques. The audit has been designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice, covering Sedex’s four pillars. On 13 July 2020, the SMETA four-pillar audit was conducted at Novus Print: Montague Gardens – Web, which focused on Labour Standards, Health…
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20th Oct 2020