Decision Making
When developing a budget, you are prioritising.
When prioritising, you are aligning with your organisation’s strategy.
When you implement your strategy, you ensure a sustainable future.


Novus3’s staff comprise of built environment- and financial specialists supported by economists, data analysts and software development specialists. Our advisory services draws from the strength provided by this blend of skillsets.
  • Analytics
  • Advisory
  • Bespoke Software
  • Capital Investment Planning
  • Infrastructure Prioritsation Methods
  • Implementation Planning, and tracking metrics
  • Capital Expenditure Framework
  • Financial Modelling
  • CP3
  • Capital Project Portal
  • Programmatic Prioritsation Tool
  • Budget Scenario Module
  • Web based Budget Adjustment Modelling
  • Integrated Dashboarding and Reporting
  • Online Project scheduling and tracking


Senior Manager
During the update of our CEF, Novus3 utilised their bespoke software to successfully qualify our municipality for the Integrated Urban Development grant.
Chief Director
Infrastructure and IDP Support
The Novus3 team excelled in planning, prioritsation and capital project management as part of the capital budgeting cycle and yen year planning horizon
Deputy Municipal Manager
City Development
We are satisfied with the output produced by Novus3, specifically regarding their assistance in strategic decision making, prioritsation and budgeting.
Divisional Head
Specialist Projects City Planning Development
We can recommend Novus3 for work relating to system development and maintenance based on their professionalism and our satisfaction.
Group Head
Economic Development and Spatial Planning
The services of Novus3 was fundamental in the development of our Built Environment Performance Plan as required by National Treasury.
City of Tshwane
City of Joburg
Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs
Stellenbosch Local Municipality
Development Bank of Southern Africa
Midvaal Local Municipality
Steve Tshwete Local Municipality
Rustenburg Local Municipality
Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality
City of uMhlathuze Local Municipality
Emfuleni Local Municipality
Lekwa Local Municipality
Fetakgomo Tubatse Local Municipality
Merafong Local Municipality
Mogale City Local Municipality
Nkomazi Local Municipality
Waterberg District Municipality
King Cetshwayo District Municipality
Mangaung Metro Municipality
City of Ekurhuleni
Trans African Conncessions
University of Pretoria
Global Road Safety Partnership
BC Gildenhuys & Associates
Plus Economics
Geoterra Image
Spatial Data Services Africa
The World Bank
KBK Engineers

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5th Floor Bloukrans Building
Lynnwood Bridge
Daventry Road
Lynnwood Manor
South Africa

Western Cape

97 York Street
Second Floor

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Postnet Suite 471
Private Bag x15
Menlo Park


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Capital investment prioritisation

Novus3’s innovative and celebrated approach to prioritsation, stems from significant multi-disciplinary experience that was gained in-situ at local government level, firmly rooted in an understanding of the built environment. Through the use of the CP3 system, our clients have the ability to appraise large and complex capital demand requirements within minutes, resulting in defendable, evidence based budgets. The results are often challenged and stress tested by politicians during political debates – the process therefore repeatedly have been proven to be beyond reproach and consistently reliable.

IDP Process Plan and change management

Novus3 provides advisory services to our clients, supporting them in setting up the correct structures and mechanisms internally which becomes the basis for sustainable and collaborative planning and implementation. The IDP process plan has a number of inter-related complexities that plays out on a cyclic basis year-on-year. Pre-empting and reacting to upcoming requirements in the IDP process pro-actively, renders the process into a constructive and demonstratable outcomes-based process.

Public sector budget and fiscal impact simulation

The financial management of public sector funding at local government level, even on a small scale, often rivals the complexity encountered at huge, listed, multi-national companies in the private sector.. Local governments have to operate and make smart financial decisions within a complex and exceedingly stressful environment. Compliance with legislation, policy frameworks and accepted accounting practices have to be maintained. Simulating these complexities allows our financial executives to ask “What if?” questions and reliably peer into the future with a long-term understanding of the implications of decisions that are taken in the present.

Spatial Development Frameworks

Novus3’s specialised knowledge and access to bespoke and purpose-made spatial and other analytic tools, provided the company with the opportunity to develop unparalleled experience in the development of Capital Expenditure Frameworks (CEFs) by bringing a practical angle to the formulation of implementation plans. A realistic roadmap is provided on how to realise the objectives developed in the Spatial Development Frameworks of the municipalities where we were involved. In return for the development and submission of these CEFs, these municipalities were awarded with significant additional funding from central government.

Built Environment Performance Plans

As part of the National Treasury City Support Program, Novus3 was regarded as specialist advisors on the built environment value chain – a process embedded in Built Environment Performance Plans (BEPPs). BEPPs were intended to form the bedrock of municipal capital planning and management for larger cities (metros). Novus3’s specialist knowledge played a big role from an advisory and capacity building perspective during the development of a number of BEPPs that were developed for a number of metros.

Infrastructure Capital Investment Plans

Infrastructure investment has to find a balance between addressing historical backlogs and inequalities, maintaining satisfactory prevailing functionality and level of service and strategically investing in unlocking future opportunities and growth whilst acknowledging a plethora regulatory constraints, policies and rules. In the process, certain strategic outcomes are sought which may manifest spatially strategically or environmentally. Our infrastructure capital investment plans provide the strategic guideline and provide the recommendations to find this balance.

Capital Expenditure Frameworks

Novus3 has developed multiple capital expenditure frameworks (CEFs) for multiple municipal clients and are regarded as the sector leaders in this area. These CEFs are financial roadmaps providing clear direction on financial constraints, the most important capital and investment priorities, an understanding of the unique local fundamentals and a sustainable response to these multiplicity of challenges.

Project preparation processes

The efficient planning and execution of projects from the moment of idea conception until the last brick has been laid has been the subject of study from as early as the reign of the Roman Empire. The governance process within the public sector has to play an important role in the journey of project preparation. The under-expenditure of allocated funding regrettably is often the only element in the built-environment that consistently re-occurs. All too often, funding is allocated to projects that simply are not ready to proceed to the next step. Novus3’s CP3 system is used to aid clients in the progressive steps involved in the project preparation journey.