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Pap and Milk throws sexual exploitation by older men in your face

Pap and Milk throws sexual exploitation by older men in your face

Pap and Milk, a short film released on DVD by the Ombetja Yehinga Organisation (OYO) is stirring up emotions through its stark portrayal of a young girl who is forced into sexual exploitation by older men, against her will but with the consent of her mother.
Pap and Milk was released on DVD earlier this month at a function at the Warehouse Theatre to an appreciative audience. The core message of the film is intergenerational sex, a sexual partnership between a young woman (15-24 years) and a man of 10 or more years older.
Age disparate relationships are part of an exploitative sexual system that includes multiple concurrent partnerships, high levels of gender violence and transactional sex. This system is often carelessly endorsed through inaction or ignorance. It is a major contributor to the HIV pandemic.
“In the film we can relate to strong emotions, the rising anger, fears and questions relating to the health and living standards of our communities, and to the question relating to the ethics of adults and caregivers, which remains an important issue that can not be ignored,” said Dr Philippe Talavera, Director and Founder of OYO and director of the film.
The film portrays Susan, a grade 12 student who lives with her little brother, her mother and her grandmother. Due to the family’s source of income being taken away by the loss of their father and breadwinner, Susan’s mother suggests that she dates “sugar daddies” to secure a source of income for the household. Susan’s mother refuses to put a limit on her living standards, and their grandmother’s pension is not sufficient for the whole family. Therefore Susan is perceived as the best way out of poverty.
This leads to disturbing encounters, exploitation and outright abuse of Susan.
Other cast members include Lourina Josephat, Mara Baumgartner, David Ndjavera, Dawie Engelbrecht and Keanan de Wee.
Pap and Milk is an all Namibian star production and received support from Lemonreel Film Services and financial support from the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria. DVD’s are available from OYO.

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia

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20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.