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Young warriors to lock horns with Swazi

Namibia’s Young Warriors flew out to Swaziland on Wednesday morning ahead of their 2017 CAF U20 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary round qualifier match on Saturday in Mbabane.
Ahead of their departure the team camped for about three weeks and was subject to some real competition when they competed at the Four Nations under-17 Tournament held at the Walvis Bay recently. They managed to beat the Baby Warriors 6-1 and also 2-1, while they lost to Westphalia 2-0 and against Ghana 3-1.
The Young Warriors will start their campaign in the Qualifiers will a first round clash against Swaziland, the first leg on Saturday, 02 April and the second leg to be played in Windhoek on April 23. The winner of this fixture will then take on South Africa in the second round in May/June after which a third and final round awaits the winner for a place in Zambia next year.
The Young Warriors is coached by Gerhard Gunter, assisted by James Britz.
Apart from the CAF assignment, the Young Warriors will form part of the African Sports Council Regional Five Youth Games in Angola for players born in 1999 while players born in 1997 will travel to Moruleng, South Africa to represent Namibia at the COSAFA Under-20 Championships.
Here is the 20-men squad: Donovan Gainub, Vipua Tjimune, Kennedy Eib, Baloyi Tsandib, Johannes Kwedhi, Giovanni Nauseb, Katiti Hakuria, Pandeni Kandjabanga, Romeo Kasume, Jürgen van der Byl, Boni Paulino, Leonard Tuhafeni, Hiha Katjivena, Petrus Kamati, Ruhwal Mclobo, Anthony Kham, Bertoni du Toit, Alli Klokoski, George Hummel and Venovineja Tjikundi.

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


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.