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Why print continues to live on

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The printed word carries as much weight today as it did before. Not only is it a powerful medium to express thoughts and ideas but it is also a trusted medium in an era rife with fake news. The research points to the fact that print has a very valid role to play in today’s world, as well as the future. This is the view of Brandon de Kock, director at WhyFive, who recently spoke at Novus Holdings event. Novus Holdings is South Africa’s leading commercial printing and manufacturing company….

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Binning plastic: The answer is not what you think

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Reports cite that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Despite these alarming statistics, consumers’ consumption of plastic-based products is not changing. In the spirit of National Recycling Week, taking place from 10 to 15 September 2018, Tim Stewart, Executive: Packaging at Novus Holdings, takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution and asks the question, what really needs to change? We tend to blame plastic for polluting the environment, but the way we are using it might very well be the problem. Earlier…

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Busting myths about paper, print and ink

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It may be time to rethink our beliefs about paper, print and ink, especially in the face of an increasingly digital world. “The perception that paper-based mediums are irrelevant and environmentally-unfriendly is untrue, as research points to the contrary. For example, paper is one of the few products that is truly sustainable, as it is made from renewable resources,” says Peter Metcalfe, Group Executive: Sales and Marketing. In the piece below Metcalfe, together with Deon Joubert, country manager at Two Sides (www.za.twosides.info), busts some of the most common myths associated…

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Novus Holdings appoints new CEO

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Novus Holdings (JSE: NVS), a leader in the South African commercial printing and manufacturing sector, has appointed Neil Birch to the position of Group Chief Executive Officer. Birch was previously an independent non-executive director at the Group, and held the position of Chairman from April 2017. He was appointed Executive Chairman in October 2017 until July 2018. Birch holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and entered the printing and packaging industry in 1986. He was appointed as the group managing director…

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Women’s Month: Manufacturing trade beckons women

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With unemployment rates at a whopping 27.1% in the second quarter of 2018, the current state of the economy and 51.7% of the South African population being female, it is important for women to be granted opportunities in what is traditionally viewed as male-dominated industries, such as trade and manufacturing. This is the view of Nelia Burger, training and development manager at Novus Holdings, who says that South Africa still has a long way to go to remove barriers for women to enter these industries. “Artisans play a critical role…

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Novus Holdings signs printing agreement with Independent Media

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Novus Holdings, one of the largest commercial printing and manufacturing operations in Africa, today announced that it has signed a significant new printing deal with Independent Media. The contract will run for five years, commencing 01 August 2018. The allocation of these outsourced newspaper and magazine volumes will contribute strongly to group volumes. Independent Media will continue with the current in house production at its own facilities. Neil Birch, Novus Holdings Group CEO, said that the contract is welcomed given the maturity of the printing market in a constrained South…

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