Our company

Who we are:

The News Monitor (formerly IBI Media) opened its doors in Decemeber 2002. Originally a paper-based service, the News Monitor research library has evolved into a completely digital, web-based application giving users access to most comprehensive online SA print media archive available.

Towards the end of 2015, The News Monitor concluded a deal whereby we were taken over by a South African company called Novus Online (Pty) Ltd to better serve you - our valued customer. Both institutions will now operate under the name Novus Group (Pty) Ltd. 

Our vision is "To be your first choice in gathering, interpreting and disseminating news coverage that matters to you when you need it"

What we do:

The News Monitor offers a boutique range of print tracking, media analysis and research services.

Our People:

Lindy Gould (Director) - Retired

One of the original architects of the Newsmonitor database, Lindy has been involved in the print media industry  for over 25 years. With a backround in Jounalism, she has worked as a freelance writer as well as being involved in production and various levels of management for companies like Newsclip and SA Press before opening the company that would eventually become Newsmonitor. 

Joe Hamman (Managing Director)         

The Founder of Novus Online, Joe started his career in the sales & marketing of financial content to both local & international companies. He has been involved in media monitoring since 2006, and aims to grow The News Monitor into a leader of print media tracking, media analysis and research services.