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Puku bar and restaurant brings a new flair to the Windhoek Country Club

Puku bar and restaurant brings a new flair to the Windhoek Country Club

The Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino (WCCR) this week opened the new Puku bar and restaurant at the pool area of its premises.

Food and Beverage Manager Stefan Kotze, explained that the name of the restaurant and bar has been derived from the Puku animal, a medium-sized antelope found in the wet grasslands of northern Namibia, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Nearly one-third of all Puku are found in protected areas, zoos and national parks due to their diminishing habitat.

“We chose this name as it is one of Namibia’s lesser known endangered species and we hope that this will raise awareness amongst Namibians. It is also a fun name and easy to remember.”

The restaurant and bar has been revamped and the Country Club is extremely proud of the décor and special touches, as this venue has been enhanced by locals, who supplied the furniture as well as the handmade pottery such as the ceramic plates, tablecloths, cushions and wall decor.

“In these harsh economic times we were looking for new and exciting revenue streams and opening Puku to the public has ensured that we can spoil our clients, while at the same time generating an extra income for the hotel. We also wanted to support locals in these tough times with this venture and therefore contracted Namibian companies only for the various items needed,” Stefan added.

Stefan said the new vicinity is open to the public and is a family friendly restaurant and bar which will enchant the clients with great food menu, ranging from sosaties to Bratwurst, plankie steaks, kapana steaks and chicken wings at affordable prices.”

“The drinks menu also offers a great variety and includes beer, wines, soft drinks, cocktails, milkshakes and more – all at affordable prices,” concluded Stefan.

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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.