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Drilling at Tumas continues to show strong potential

Drilling at Tumas continues to show strong potential

Deep Yellow Limited recently reported encouraging drilling results on EPL3497 where new continuous mineralisation has been identified in the Tumas 1 East palaeochannel area along Tributary 5.

According to the company on their website, drilling also delineated continuous uranium mineralisation on EPL3496 in the Tumas Central area to the west of Tumas 3. These EPLs are
held by Reptile Uranium Namibia, part of the group of companies wholly owned by Deep Yellow.

As previously announced, the company said the last phase of drilling for the 2018/19 programme commenced in February with semi-regional exploration drilling in the Tumas Central area where 47 RC holes were drilled for 1,313m.

A combination of exploration and resource drilling followed in the Tumas 1 East area with 211 RC holes for 1,951m completed by 15 April 2019. At Tumas 1 East all tributaries, with the exception of Tributary 8, have had some exploration drilling carried out with resources established in Tributaries 1, 2 and 4. The current program identified continuous uranium mineralisation in Tributary 5 which is now closed off.

Meanwhile the company said the results of the ongoing exploration continue defining additional uranium minealisation, much of it continuous, maintaining the highly encouraging prospectivity of these palaeochannels associated with the eastern extension of Tumas 1 and promising uranium
mineralisation in Tumas Central.

The 2018/19 drill programme is now completed and it succeeded in substantially extending the previous limits of mineralisation at Tumas 1.

“Drilling is demonstrating the potential to further extend the mineralisation in this zone and along other parts of the channel system. Testing for mineralisation in tributary channels, which historically were neglected, has shown to be just as important as drilling the main channel targets for upgrade of the overall resource base associated with these highly fertile palaeochannels,” the company said.


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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.