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Helping executives take their public speaking to the Next Level

Helping executives take their public speaking to the Next Level

Liss Heller, Cordula Goj and Nabil Doss are the drawcards for the upcoming Next Level corporate communication convention organised by the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia.

The association’s president, Dr Gustav Gous  said this week “After our very successful inaugural speakers conference in January, the association decided to up their game to the next level, inviting three international speakers to address the next two-day convention in Windhoek.

The Next Level Public Speaking convention is scheduled for Friday 07 and Saturday 08 April 2017.

The presentations by Heller, Goj and Doss will be augmented with a sprinkling of contributions from Namibian speakers Candy Ngula, Sam Shivute, Brendan Ihmig, Coen Welsh, Sigi Lange and Yvonne Vorster.

Known as The French Voice of Paramount Pictures in Canada, Nabil Doss is a seasoned speaker and an expert in Influential Communication who voiced, directed and produced hundreds of Hollywood blockbuster trailers.

As a speaker and expert in presentation skills, he helps business executives and professional speakers unleash their true potential to communicate at a deeper level, crafting and delivering a highly inspirational message to the audience.

Doss is currently the president of the Global Speakers Federation.

“Live your Values for your Benefit” is the theme of Austrian speaker, Liss Heller, an entrepreneur, motivator and keynote speaker with passion.

As a businesswoman and managing director of the international tax and business consultancy Heller Consult, she was able to train and refine her eye and instinct for foreign cultures and values. Today, as the values expert, she draws from this treasure of experience to motivate audiences around the world.

Cordula Goj of the German Speakers Association is an expert in employee motivation. Her presentation, “Six and a half keys for more energy” zooms in on strategies for companies and their employees, to keep tapping into personal energy for optimal performance.

Goj is known for her arresting stage presence and the passionate energy she conveys to her audience.

From an early age, she dreamt of being on stage. When her singing teacher told her that she will never be a professional singer, she decided to study music therapy. This allowed her to combine her love of music with her talent for helping people to open up. She set up several music therapy centres in various cities, helping distressed people through a mixture of music and gestalt therapy.

Convention Detail:
Next Level Public Speaking – ‘Take your speaking to a professional level’
When: Friday, 07 and Saturday 08 April 2017 (starting 08h30)
Where: Village Courtyard in Windhoek
Black Tie Gala Dinner: Friday 07 April 2017

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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.