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Volleyball championships during December holiday draws ten participating countries

Volleyball championships during December holiday draws ten participating countries

05 December 2016 – The Namibia Volleyball Federation announced this week that two beach volleyball championships are scheduled for this December holiday. Both championships will be played in Swakopmund.

The 2016 Zone VI Club championship takes place from 12 December to 16 December 2016 at the Dome and on 18 and 19 December 2016 the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Club championship will take place.

Ten countries will participate in the first ever Zone VI Club championship which will include sixteen teams per gender and four Namibian teams per gender. The championships will be played in different stages, starting with the group stages, followed by the quarter finals and semi-finals. The finals will take place on 16 December 2016. The winners will automatically qualify for the African Club Championship.

The first ever zonal Beach Volleyball competition, the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Club championship will be held between ten countries that entered sixteen teams per gender of which three teams per gender are from Namibia.

The championship will be played in a double elimination format.

The event will coincide with the launch of the Dome Beach Volleyball courts.

“The Namibian Volleyball Federation is extremely excited about having Bank Windhoek on board as sponsor of the 2016 Zone VI Club championship and the Zone VI Beach Volleyball Club championship. The relationship between Bank Windhoek and the Volleyball Federation started in 2011 when the bank got involved in Namibian Beach Volleyball. This championship at the coast is an event not to be missed. I would like to invite each and every one, if you are in the area of Swakopmund this December holiday, to come show your support for our teams”, said Gunter Rust, President of the Namibian Volleyball Federation.

More information on the Zone VI Club and Beach Volleyball championships can be obtained from Gunter Rust at tel. +264 81 167 6067 or by email at

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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.