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Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek dealership pick up accolade

Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek dealership pick up accolade

Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek recently collected the coveted “Most Improved Dealer of the Year for 2015/ 2016” award in the Jaguar Land Rover Southern Africa Dealer Network. The award was given during a gathering of 55 individual Jaguar, Land Rover and combined Jaguar Land Rover dealers in southern Africa.
Speaking at the ceremony Mr Albert Pretorius, Dealer Principal of Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek, said “When we started making changes at the dealership here in Windhoek, our aim was to improve the customer experience of our brands as well as to comply with international Jaguar Land Rover brand standards. Our goal was not to win any awards, but knowing that our efforts are paying off feels good.”
The Most Improved Dealer of the Year for 2015/ 2016 award was given to the dealer which demonstrated the highest overall improvement through out the year in all the areas of their dealership, included in the Dealer of The Year scoring criteria. The scoring criteria include the changes that are put in place by a dealer to achieve a certain level of performance and improve their overall ranking in the network.
Some of the improvements that have been implemented at the Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek Dealership over the past year include the complete refurbishment of the showroom in Independence Avenue. Other initiatives such as improving the customer experience, getting closer to existing customers, training staff to meet the international Jaguar Land Rover standards and creating new avenues to reach potential customers have all added in an overall increase in the performance at the Windhoek dealership.
In addition to being named “The Most Improved Dealer of the Year for 2015/ 2016,” the overall improvements also saw Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek being awarded a Gold Certificate in the “Dealer of the Year Category.” This particular short listing is an indication of the standing of the dealership when being evaluated for the Dealer of the Year Category amongst the other 55 dealers in the Southern African Region.
Commenting on these accolades for Jaguar Land Rover Windhoek, Pretorius said, “These achievements can only emanate from managers with a high level of leadership skills and who take ownership of the performance in their respective departments.
Each and every staff member in the dealership has contributed to and played an important role in achieving these awards.”

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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.