Adding value to the Municipal Manager
30 June 2022
According to the Municipal Finance and Management Act, Municipal managers are to act as accounting officers, which simply means, they are responsible for managing the financial administration of the municipality.
Adding value to the Integrated Development Planning Office
22 June 2022
Local municipalities in South Africa use “Integrated Development Planning” as a method to plan future development in their respective areas. The IDP approach is an approach to planning that involves the entire municipality and its citizens in finding the best solutions to achieve good long-term development.
Adding value to the Project Management Office
14 June 2022
The Project Management Office plans, organises and directs the completion of specific projects for the Municipality while ensuring that these projects are on time, on budget and within scope.
Adding value to Engineering Services
8 June 2022
The Engineering Services Department is responsible for amongst others the planning, design, implementation, operations and maintenance of all municipal engineering services.
Adding value to the Development and Town Planning Office
31 May 2022
Spatial Planning (spatial targeting) in South Africa is intimately linked to urbanisation and infrastructure development. Spatial planners are responsible, amongst others, for the development of Spatial Development Frameworks; a core component of the Integrated Development Plan, but more so, the spatial representation of how municipalities will guide development, service delivery and economic growth.
Adding value to the Budget Office
26 May 2022
Budgets, balancing and working with money isn’t an easy feat, especially in a municipal office. Traditionally, the role of the budget office has been to function as a central command post.
mSCOA News Update
23 May 2022
Novus3 is proud to announce that CP3 is mSCOA 6.6.1 compliant and has simplified and integrated complex mSCOA budgeting requirements into the CP3 capturing module. This means that all our clients are mSCOA 6.6.1 compliant in terms of their capital expenditure budgeting process.
Adding value to the Office of the CFO
17 May 2022
Being in the Office of the CFO proves to be one of the most important positions in a Municipality. Holding the position of the CFO means you are responsible for financial planning, cash flow planning, expenditure tracking and ultimately realising the strategic direction of the municipality.
Adding Value, where it Matters!
11 May 2022
Novus3 adds value to your municipality and strives toward building a more functional local government.
About your capital needs
30 March 2022
The collaborative planning, prioritisation and performance platform (CP3) is our flagship software service. It provides a catch‐net where all of our client’s capital needs are registered, prioritised, budgeted and tracked whilst it gets implemented.
CP3 is MSCOA 6.6 Compliant!
19 January 2022
Novus3 is proud to announce that CP3 is MSCOA 6.6 compliant and has simplified and integrated complex MSCOA budgeting requirements into the CP3 capturing module.
Capital planning, prioritisation and budgeting AND project scheduling and implementation tracking.
29 March 2021
CP3 always had project scheduling and implementation tracking for the project managers.
More municipalities are using CP3 to develop their budgets
5 March 2021
Municipal budgeting – the CP3 track record of successful and stress-free budget delivery on-time, and in line with expectations is making a difference among our biggest metros and also among the smaller municipalities.
CP3 celebrates that good news comes in 3’s!
2 September 2020
Insights from our annual user survey. We are proud how we have played an important role in the city government space. Contact us at email@example.com for more information or to book a demo!
How big are the mountains that are moved by CP3?
2 September 2020
In our next video, we will be showing you how cities are using CP3. Please like our page and follow us, or visit our web-site at https://cp3systems.com/. Brought to you by Novus3 (Pty) Ltd (https://fondstudiodemo.co.za/novus/) – a licensed reseller and supporter of CP3.
Data driven insights, evidence based planning
24 July 2020
“It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.” – Sherlock Holmes. “The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina
Ever thought about how the world of Financial, Infrastructure and Spatial Planning? We have.
15 May 2020
CP3 integrates successfully with ESRI
8 May 2020
Esri is an international supplier of geographic information system software, web GIS and geo-database management applications which is widely used by some of our clients.
The ABC of CP3
24 April 2020
The ABC of CP3, in terms of Spatial Planning!
CP3 is MSCOA 6.4 Compliant
1 April 2020
MSCOA (Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts) is part of the National Treasury’s ongoing budget and reporting reforms aimed at improving financial reporting and is a mandatory requirement of National Treasury.
1st in South Africa: Novus3 registered by SACPLAN as a Capital Investment Planning Service Provider
7 November 2019
On International World Town Planning day, we were honoured to receive the news that Novus3 has been recognised, and accordingly registered, by the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) as the first company that provides Capital Investment Planning services.
The application of CP3 in various sectors – Contributing to the 4IR and the 2019 GovTech Conference
30 October 2019
Today marks the last day of the Gov-Tech Conference 2019! Novus3 was very privileged to be able to exhibit our services and innovative fin-tech tools in support of our public sector.
Co-ordinating Complexity and Prioritising Spatial and Socio-Economic Need by Talking Transformation
25 September 2019
How the public sector spends its money is increasingly being scrutinised by the public and private sectors alike.
CP3 | Decision Support
6 September 2019
CP3 is a decision support tool that unlocks collaboration, enhances efficiency, enforce transparency, and guide change management whilst using (currently under utilised) data within an organisation in order to make an impact.
Grant Eligibility Identification: Applying CP3 to identify NDPG project suitability
24 June 2019
Context: The National Development Partnership Grant (NDPG) aims to fund projects which are directed towards the creation of liveable, sustainable, resilient, efficient and integrated towns and cities while simultaneously eradicating spatial inequality. It targets projects which:
National Department of Cooperative Governance Workshop: Towards Integrated Planning
26 April 2019
The past two days Novus3 attended the first National Department of Cooperative Governance (DCoG) Capital Expenditure Framework (CEF) Appraisal Workshop.
Optimized decision making in the municipal space: Urban Settlements Development Grant
21 February 2019
Context: As per the Division of Revenue Act, act 2 of 2013, each grant has a defined grant framework which states amongst others the criteria for eligible (capital) projects.
Stellenbosch Capital Expenditure Framework
29 January 2019
Novus3 are proud to be associated with the first Capital Expenditure Framework prepared for Stellenbosch Municipality under the Integrated Urban Development Framework.
City of Tshwane: Capturing season starts
25 September 2018
Today marks the beginning of project capturing for the 2019/2020 budget cycle. We are excited to facilitate this process for the fifth consecutive year.
Woman’s Month Edition: Promises regarding the socially vulnerable
23 August 2018
To say is one thing, to do another. To say capital expenditure should be directed towards the socially disadvantaged is in line with the fundamental principles of democracy and human rights, its manifestation in space is however sparse. To ensure that expenditure is directed towards socially deprived areas, is one of the biggest challenges that faces decision makers today and often leads to analysis paralysis.
Medium- to long term financial planning in the municipal sector is challenging
23 August 2018
“Some SA Cities are on the brink of collapse.” – Minister Nhlanhla Nene (April, 2018). Novus3 has developed a Budget Impact Simulator (BIS) to provide welcome perspective and assistance in this space.
CP3 facilitates 29% of South Africa’s Local Municipal Capital Budget during 2017/18
20 July 2018
South Africa approved R213 billion capital expenditure projects across all local municipalities during the 2017/18 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTREF).
Budget Impact Simulator
26 June 2018
Our Budget Impact Simulator (BIS) is flexing its muscles. The BIS tool is once again providing valuable insight into the financial planning decisions that need to be made by our key CP3 clients.
CP3 facilitates mSCOA compliant local municipal capital investment planning
17 June 2018
mSCOA is the acronym which stands for the Municipal Standard Chart of Accounts which was introduced by National Treasury in 2014, which became mandatory for all local municipalities from 1 July 2017.