Related services

DE NOVO SERVICES now also offer the following related services:

Computer Skills Training

De Novo now also provides computer skills training. In collaboration with our strategic partner, Wise Owl Solutions, we provide the following training options:

  • spot training – short sessions for individuals who need help with a single element in an application in the Office suite for example pivot tables (Excel) or relationships (Access),
  • one-on-one – individual basis, longer sessions on any application in the Office suite,
  • training for small groups – 3-5 participants and
  • in-house training for the staff of businesses/institutions/organisations.

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Our training includes the following

Operating Systems from start-up level to advanced.

Once you have completed the training, you will be able to:

  1. Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  2. Start up and shut down a computer.
  3. Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  4. Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  5. Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  6. Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  7. Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware and of backing up data.
    Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility and user health.
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We train seniors at their own homes if required

Internet and Email course from start-up to advanced.

Once you have completed the training, you will be able to:

  1. Understand web browsing and online security concepts.
  2. Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs.
  3. Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content.
  4. Understand concepts of online communities, communications and email.
  5. Send, receive e-mails and manage email settings.
  6. Organise and search emails.

Training is available from start-up level (introduction/basics) to expert level (advanced)..

We specialise in training in the Microsoft suite of software including

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Excel

Training in the Microsoft suite is available from start-up level (introduction/basics) to expert level (advanced).

The following is important!

  • Dates and times to be negotiated with trainees
  • Fees to be negotiated in advance
  • Small groups (3-5) must make up their own groups
  • All trainees must have their own laptops or tablets with Windows and the Office suite installed. This could be Office 2013 – Office 2016 or Office 365.
  • Fees will depend on the level of competence of trainees and level of training required. Fees will be negotiated with trainees.
  • All training material (courseware) will be provided by us  in the form of e-books at no extra cost.

Training will be available in Langebaan and the rest of the West Coast area at centres from Melkbosstrand to Velddrif.

Please complete the form below if you are interested and we’ll get back to you to make the necessary arrangement.


Web Design Services

Web presence is critical for all industries. In an age where the Internet is such a useful communication tool, lack of a website or online presence can lead potential clients to find a similar business elsewhere. A website is also important because it helps you establish credibility as a business. Most people just assume that you have a website since the vast majority of businesses do.

We provide the following web services:

  • Domain registration
  • Web hosting starting from as little as R30.00 per month
  • Website development at R500.00 per page

If you already have a website we can maintain it for you saving you the tedious work of updating it regularly. And updating a website is of cardinal importance because nothing makes such a bad impression as an outdated website!

If you don’t have a website, no problem. I can register a domain, arrange hosting and have your website up and running in no time.

Best of all! I can do this at the most competitive rates in Langebaan!



Transcription Service

De Novo offers a transcription service in collaboration with our strategic partner, Wise Owl Solutions.  We transcribe audio and video at a highly competitive rate. Currently we only transcribe English and Afrikaans audio and video files. We pride ourselves on our high level of client service, speed, accuracy, cost efficiency and data security.

Our transcription service rates are calculated per audio or video minute. An audio minute is one minute of recording. Use the formula in the sidebar to calculate what the approximate cost of transcribing your audio/video file will be.

How does it work?

The process is in fact very simple.

Just follow the steps listed below:

  • Request a quote by completing and submitting the quote request form
  • Accept the quote and pay 50% into our PayPal account
  • Send us your audio files via WeTransfer (free and safe) for larger files up to 2 GB
  • Once we have received your audio file we’ll commence with the transcription

  • When the transcription is completed you will be requested to pay the balance of the quoted amount
  • The Word document will then be sent to you via email
  • All documents and files related to the transcription are deleted from all our equipment as soon as you have received the transcription

What do we transcribe?

We transcribe any audio / video file but more specifically the following:

  • Dictation
  • Academic theses
  • University lectures
  • School projects / essays
  • Lectures/Speeches
  • Religious sermons.

  • Focus group research and findings
  • General research
  • Discussions
  • Minutes of business meetings
  • Podcasts

Privacy and security

We are aware of the importance of data protection and keeping files secure and safe. We comply fully with section 14 of the Constitution of South Africa and the requirements of the Protection of Personal Information Act (or POPIA or POPI Act) in South Africa. There is anti-virus scans and management on our server and our website has Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.