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Schools Netball Super League in gear

Schools Netball Super League in gear

The first games in the 2017 Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League were played in Windhoek last week. Teams from the U/17 and U/19 teams participated, while an additional league was created for U/15 teams.

Liezel Garbers, a member of the steering committee who coordinates the league, said that the Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League provides schools with the opportunity to improve the standard of netball at school level. “Therefore, we saw it fit to expand the league this year to include U/15, U/17 and U/19 teams.”

For this year the following schools have confirmed their participation: Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool; Otjiwarongo Secondary School; Privaatskool Moria; Gobabis Gymnasium; Privaatskool Elnatan; Tsumeb Gymnasium; Pro-Ed Academy; Windhoek Gymnasium; Windhoek High School; Edugate Academy; Walvis Bay Private High School; Grootfontein Agri College; Duinesig Combined School; De Duine Secondary School.

The results for the opening games held on 31 May are as follows: U/15; WAP vs Tsumeb Gymnasium 23/38, Elnatan vs Tsumeb Gymnasium 24/19, Pro-Ed vs Elnatan 16/21 and Pro-Ed vs WAP 21/23

U/17; Moria vs Gobabis Gymnasium 4/38, Elnatan vs Moria 51/5, Edugate vs Elnatan 9/26, Walvis Bay Private High School vs Edugate 35/10, Gobabis Gymnasium vs Walvis Bay Private High School 20/27, Tsumeb Gymnasium vs Elnatan 31/18 and Gobabis Gymnasium vs Tsumeb Gymnasium 14/34

U/19 games; WAP vs Moria 47/22, Moria vs Elnatan 19/54 and WAP vs Edugate 31/17.

For the other games played on 1 June, the results are as follows:
U/15; Windhoek Gymnasium vs Windhoek High School 24/17
U/17: Windhoek Gymnasium vs Windhoek High School 43/10
U/19: Windhoek Gymnasium vs Windhoek High School 29/34.

The next games are scheduled for 23 June and will be played in Outjo, Gobabis, Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek.

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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.