Cova was set up by Tumelo Chipfupa and Duane Newman. Cova is a majority black owned consulting firm. The firm specialises in advising firms on their “green” transition. Its services range from sustainability, carbon and energy strategy services through to green tax and government grant services. Cova has positioned itself as an independent advisor on matters ranging from carbon and energy strategy, green related funds, carbon tax and policies, and renewable energy.. Cova has set up a strong local network within the private and government sectors. It has access to various thought leaders in South Africa and around the world on carbon and renewable energy and investment promotion.


Cova offers a full end to end service offering focusing on grants and incentives offered by the South African government:

  • Education and training of clients on how incentive & grant value chain works
  • High level advisory on which grants and incentives are most appropriate for the project
  • Feasibility studies on grants and incentives at a project level
  • Assisting clients with the application process ranging from just a review to full outsourcing
  • Preparing and reviewing claims and progress reports to ensure actual benefit is received
  • Advising clients on latest developments on grants & incentives
  • Providing site location advice to ensure incentives are taken into account in investment decision
  • Advising on various industry specific incentives and grants

Latest Cova News

Cova Advisory's Duane Newman discusses the role of incentives in boosting investment, in an article in Business Day.
Moneyweb spoke to Cova co-founder Duane Newman about the latest recommendations to the National Treasury for extending the range of items which attract Zero VAT.


Aug 22, 2018, 8:00 AM
Cova Advisory is supporting the 2018 KZN Manufacturing Indaba in Durban on the 22nd of August.
Sep 10, 2018, 8:00 AM
Cova Advisory is participating in the Tax Indaba, which is being held in the Sandton Convention Centre from the 10th to the 14th of September.

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