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Aranos joins to keep town clean

Aranos joins to keep town clean

Aranos will be the first town recycling with no formal recycling facility at hand, purely with the input of the community such as the schools, the farmers and the business owners in town according to Anita Witt, coordinator for the Recycle Namibia Forum (RNF).
“This should serve as an example to other towns- if you work together, you can face the challenge of transporting recyclables to Windhoek,” she added.
Witt thanked FNB Namibia, one of the RNF’s members, for availing two recycle stands to the community of Aranos so that they could split their waste and then transport it to the capital.
Vicky Muranda, Manager Corporate Communications of the FNB Group said, “FNB Namibia has been a forerunner in recycling in Namibia and is proud of Retha Olivier from Aranos who has mobilized the whole community to reduce, recycle and re-use – especially in light of the fact that they do not have a recycler around the corner. They will send the recyclables to Windhoek with the help of farmers and the business community as well as RNF members and partners”.
“Smart Partnerships and looking after the Planet are two of the 4 P’s of our FNB strategy and we are delighted with the dedication of the community and the assistance of all involved. Thank you TROST ARANOS – you make us proud.”. She added.
FNB Namibia has 11 other stands all over Windhoek – mostly at schools and is a proud member of the Recycle Namibia Forum.

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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.