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We have the factory to produce World Champions – Tobias

We have the factory to produce World Champions – Tobias

By Musa Carter

05 December 2016 – MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy, Promoter and Manager, Nestor Tobias on Monday said that Namibia has a factory to produce World Champions, following Julius ‘Blue machine’ Indongo win over the weekend.

Tobias said this in Windhoek,when the Namibian boxing team, including the champ, Indongo arrived from Russia, to a hero’s welcome.

After a mere 40 seconds into the first round of a scheduled 12-round bout, Julius ‘Blue machine’ Indongo knocked the wind out off Russian and former IBF World Champ Eduard Tryoyanovsky, which resulted in a knock-out.

Indogo clinched both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) titles, moving him up the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) rankings to second. Indongo was currently ranked fourth by the WBO, and this was his first shot at a world title.

According to Tobias, their boxing camp had made a plan for the fight and his fighter was confidence before the fight. “We produced a unified champion this year. This is the highest achievement the country’s boxing fraternity has reached and we can safely say we have the factory to Produce world Champions,” he added.

Before the fight, Indongo had an clean record of 20 wins out of 20 fights, with 10 of those wins coming via a knock-out and following his recent knock- out of the Russian he added another notch under his belt.

Indongo said that when he entered the ring he was focused. “The punches I threw were calculated and when I landed the snap punch, I knew I had got him,” he added.

Indongo thanked his sparring partners and sponsors in what he described as an achievement that will go down in the Namibian history books.

Meanwhile, in terms of a rematch with the Russian, main sponsor, MTC, through it’s chief human capital and corporate officer, Tim Ekandjo , said the two parties had not signed a rematch clause and in that light the Namibian champion can choose which ever other fighter to take on, in defence of his title.

The MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing and Fitness Academy, over the years had produced a number of champions in the form of two former World boxing Champions the likes of Paulus ‘The Rock ‘Ambunda and Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses.

Namibia boxing is going places. As boxing is growing more and more in the country, I am confident that more champions can be produced,” he said.

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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.