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Cova Advisory and Associates was established by Duane Newman and Tumelo Chipfupa who was the Deputy Director General in charge of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) incentives unit. Duane has over 20 years’ private sector experience in grants and incentives consulting and has been advising and carbon and energy issues since 2009. The Cova team has over 50 years of incentive experience. Cova has positioned itself as an independent advisor on matters ranging from carbon and energy issues, government tax incentives and grants and DFI finance raising. Cova is a SANAS accredited Measurement and Verification Inspection Body (EEMV0007).
The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).
The NCPC-SA is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP).
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) was established in 1940 by an act of Parliament. It was established to spearhead the development of domestic industrial capacity, especially in light of the shortages of manufactured goods experienced as a result of the disruption of trade between Europe and South Africa.
For more than 75 years, the IDC has been instrumental in implementing South Africa’s industrial policy, establishing some of the industries that have since become the cornerstones of the country’s manufacturing sector. These include the petrol-chemicals and minerals beneficiation industries. Apart from large industrial projects in these industries, the IDC has been instrumental in the establishment of other industries including fabricated metals, agro-industries and textiles.
The South African government expanded the IDC’s mandate allowing the corporation to invest in projects spread across the rest of Africa (ROA).