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Jacques Mushaandja goes acoustic

Man of many talents, playwriter, director, actor Jacques Mushaandja will grace the stage this Friday as he performs at the Acoustic Friday Concert at the FNNC Terrace.

Man of many talents, playwriter, director, actor Jacques Mushaandja will grace the stage this Friday as he performs at the Acoustic Friday Concert at the FNNC Terrace.

Since his successful live music debut on World Music Day earlier this year, Jacques Mushaandja has been on the move. He has directed stage plays such as ‘The Forgotten Children’ which was shown at the National Theatre last week and this week he shows us yet another side to him as he is set to perform at the Acoustic Friday Concert.
Mushaandja is a unique singer of African chants and rhythms and delivers a fusion of Shambo, Soul and traditional chants, amongst others. Interested in depicting his identity as an African man his music looks into ancestral heritage and history as well as the current African socio-political condition. His sound is accompanied by legendary story telling, exuberant costumes and traditional dances. He has been dubbed as Namibia’s very own Femi Kuti and could be Namibia’s next Jackson Kaujeua.
On stage he gently commands attention. He incorporates his cultural rituals to gain more stage wisdom and energy from his ancestors, in fact his whole performance is a ritual.
The twenty four year old artist holds a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from the University of Namibia. He works as a freelance actor, writer and director for theatre. The Acoustic Friday Concert Stage at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre has been graced by the likes of Shishani, Erna Chimu and RUN N.A.M.S.
So if you are a fan of the theatre maestro, be sure to find yourself at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre. The show starts at 20:00. Tickets are available at the FNNC for N$30 in advance and N$40 at the door.

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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.