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Business School roadshows to ease registration for students

Business School roadshows to ease registration for students

To make make registration for tertiary education in the country more accessible and affordable, the Southern Business School Namibia will conduct roadshows at five locations around the country.

The road shows will commence in Mariental on the 2 March, at the Mariental Hotel from 09h00 till 14h00 in the evening and will continue to Keetmanshoop’s Canyon Hotel on 3 March, where registration will take place from 09h00 till 19h00.

The roadshows will continues in Walvis Bay on the 5 March, at the Protea Hotel (Town Centre) from 09h00 till 19h00 in the evening. The roadshow will then head North to Ongwediva on the 7 March at the Destiny Hotel from 09h00 till 19h00 in the evening.

The final stop for registration opportunity will be held at Rundu on 9 March, at the Omashare River Lodge, also from 09h00 till 19h00 in the evening.

Additionally, two open days for registration in the Windhoek will take place on Saturday, 3 March and Saturday 10 March from 09:00 to 13:00.

“As a distance education institution SBS realises that a lot of the (potential) students are professionals with full-time jobs and getting away to register during the week is not always easy due to other commitments,” Albin Jacobs, Director of SBS Namibia said.

The tertiary institution also aims to provide affordable access to recognised qualifications for students and people who want to improve themselves and qualify for that sought after promotion or pay grade increase. Students that register during the Roadshow will also be able to collect their study materials.

“The Southern Business School Namibia Roadshow provides the perfect solution for students to register with us. Registration could not be easier and with it the students have access to high-calibre academic professionals and education,” Jacobs concluded.



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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.