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SERVICES

Nova offers a range of services to corporate entities, governmental organisations and NGOs including Community Surveys, Consultancy and Corporate Social Responsibility Project Research and Development.

Overview

The well-known King III guidelines for Corporate Governance stresses the importance of building a sustainable business having regard to the economic, social and environmental impact of your company. If you feel this makes sense but you also feel sceptical about the results of community programmes and its ability to achieve tangible results, you should talk to us.

Nova has close to 20 years of grass roots experience in the research and development (R&D) of solutions to improve the quality of life of low-income households in Southern Africa.

We are proud of the learning curve that we are following in our quest to be experts in understanding quality of life in the context of the household in the Southern African region.

Over the years we have grown in our understanding of the complexities involved in finding ways to improve the quality of life of households - particularly low-income households. We have developed methods and tools to measure the impact of interventions that aims to improve the quality of life on a household level (read more).

Nova has the expertise to render the following services to your company:

Community Surveys

  • All kinds of community baseline studies
  • Studies to determine the extent and impact of health related absenteeism
  • Community health impact studies
  • Report on industries impact on community as stakeholder (in line with King III guidelines)

Please click on "Order a service" to communicate your requirements for a community survey, choose the option "Community surveys" and complete the service information request form.  

Consultancy

  • All kinds of community baseline studies
  • Studies to determine the extent and impact of health related absenteeism
  • Expertise related to the improved method of lighting domestic coal fires including:
    • Pre- feasibility studies to determine the viability of the project activity
    • Feasibility studies to determine specific risk and design factors, and to develop an applicable financial model
    • Implementation design services to ensure a contextualized, effective and productive implementation
    • Local implementation management services, including the application of Nova's electronic recordkeeping and -reporting systems (NIFTS)
    • CDM Gold Standard project design and registration

Please click on "Order a service" to communicate your requirements for emission trading consulting, choose the option "Consultancy" and complete the service information request form.  

R&D for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

If you are committed to engage with communities in the area where your company is active for a longer period of time Nova can assist by rendering Research and Development (R&D) services for your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.

Please click on "Order a service" to communicate your requirements for R&D for CSR, choose the option "R&D for CSR" and complete the service information request form.  

Track Record

Several national and international organizations/ agencies have contracted Nova over the years including:

  • Industries (Sasol, Eskom, Anglo, Lonmin, Imtech, GSK, ABC Hanson and others)
  • Government Institutions (DME, DEAT, DST, NRF, THRIP and others)
  • Knowledge Institutions (CSIR, University of Pretoria, CDE and others)
  • NGOs, Development Institutions and Churches (DBSA, ICCO, DRC and others)
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