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More than just ‘body goals’ – kick start your fitness journey with Divas fitness

More than just ‘body goals’ – kick start your fitness journey with Divas fitness

Divas fitness, brainchild of 30 year old Liezel Ndjaronguru is a health and fitness centre which is set to change the way women see themselves.

According to the youthful Liezel, it is the ultimate new and unconventional way for women to gain the ultimate body, and change their perception of life.

Diva fitness approach to exercise, promises women tansformative experience that will change the way women see themselves both inside and outside by bringing in elements of emotional, as well as psychological wellness, she said.

“It is more than just body goals, it is mind, soul and body. It is abut finding the balance as women. It’s about gaining the confidence with our self-image, and most importantly about women empowering women. It doesn’t help to just dream it, it is time to work towards it and actually live it,” she added.

Liezel, who was raised by her grandmother in Khomasdal has always been inspired by her upbringing, which she said is what makes her passionate about women empowerment, fitness and health. Her grandmother, who she describes as a strong and hardworking woman with a big heart, has played a huge role in her life.

“I have worked in the health and fitness industry for the past seven years and it has always been my dream to provide a platform and opportunity to help women change the way they see themselves and their bodies,” she said.

Her dreams became a reality last weekend as she jumped into entrepreneurship through the opening of Divas Fitness gym in the hear of Khomasdal.

An amazing turn out allowed her to realise the need of women empowerment, the hunger of staying fit and the hunger for platforms for women to own their confidence in a fun way.

“I was pleasantly surprised to have so many ladies support this new venture. A lot of hard work has been put into this new venture and through Namibians supporting Namibians, we can only continue to facilitate such platforms,” she gracefully mentioned. Even though there have been a lot of challenges, she added that positivity, consistency and self-motivation are critical.

“There were days that I re-analysed my business decision and leaving my full time job, but the turnout reminded me of my purpose. It’s necessary to get out of your comfort zone, to spread your wings and take a leap of faith,” she said.

The women in attendance commended Diva Fitness for its unique offering of customising their work outs to the needs of women.

They applauded her for allowing different women with different shapes and sizes to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Caption: Divas fitness, brainchild Liezel Ndjaronguru: Operating hours of Divas Fitness is Monday to Thursday 5am-8pm, for more information contact Liezel at 0813159024.


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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.