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Future Africa Vision in Time to hold exhibition at the Goethe-Institut

Future Africa Vision in Time to hold exhibition at the Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut Namibia will open its doors to the Future Africa Vision in Time (FAVT) exhibition which explores visions of the future transpiring from Africa and its diasporas on 23 January at 18:00.

The exhibition will run until 16 February and will include Walk Abouts with curator and artists from 24 to 26 January plus a performance on 26 January 2018 and a workshop on 27 January, which will be open to the public and free of charge.

The exhibition and concept of FAVT aims to bring together artist, activists and academics for various installations, performances, discussions and workshops on this discourse.

“The artists from around the world including Africa and African Diaspora are answering questions such as how do we envision future, how do we position ourselves in time and is future a verb as in a performance or something we do and not a noun,” said Aino Moongo, curator of FAVT. Moongo added that the exhibition is part of a process in which the concept of afrofuturism is discussed.

The exhibition will show works of Emeka Alams, Philipp Khabo Koepsell, Lara Sophie Milagro, Zohra Opoku, Kae Sun, Simon Rittmeier Delio Jasse, Syowia Kiambi Ingrid laFleur and Rui Assubuji Ochim von Oppen.

Nadine Siegert who is also a curator for FAVT said the exhibition is important as a practice of curating and exhibition making in the sense that it is oriented towards process and relation instead of providing fixed curatorial statements. “It makes us really happy that new artists, voices and images come into play that become part of the FAVT networks,” she concluded.


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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.

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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.