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Issue 02 of 04 / 2021 – Building a Reading Nation…One Library at a Time

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Novus Holdings has always believed in providing those in need with a hand up, not a hand out and giving beneficiaries the right tools to empower themselves as to inspire others and positively transform communities. This is why, when we heard about Mkhanyiseli Primary School based in Nyanga, Western Cape, we decided to step in and do our part. At Mkhanyiseli Primary, enrolment numbers continue to increase and the need for learning spaces continue to grow. Each classroom has a book corner with a few books and there was great…

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Issue 02 of 04 / 2021 – COVID-19: A Tipping Point?

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KEY TAKEOUTS FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PRINT AND PACKAGING INDUSTRY  Despite the devastating impact on the South African economy due to COVID-19, pockets of positivity signal that there is a potential recovery on the rise. If companies, who managed to weather the challenges bought on by COVID-19, now want to take up the opportunities amid this climate, they need to understand the tipping points brought on by the pandemic, and tap into the changing needs and behaviours of consumers. This is the view of Brandon de Kock, Director of…

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Issue 02 of 04 / 2021 – Manufacturing Continues to Unlock Economic Growth across the Continent

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In May we celebrated Africa Month and as a proudly South African company that serves the African continent, we wanted to place the spotlight on Africa as the next global manufacturing hub. One of the vehicles to propel development in Africa is manufacturing as experts project that the robust sector could  hit 666,4 billion dollars by 2030. Manufacturing also holds potential as Africa navigates the path to recovery post the COVID-19 pandemic. AFRICAN COUNTRIES WELL PLACED TO GRAB A BIGGER SHARE OF GLOBAL MANUFACTURING IN THE COMING YEARS. The continent…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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…

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Reading Printed Books is better for your Brain and Health

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

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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…

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