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Get paid to recycle – NamiGreen E-waste offers cash for old printer cartridges

Get paid to recycle – NamiGreen E-waste offers cash for old printer cartridges

Windhoek-based recycler, NamiGreen E-waste in a move to prevent printer cartridges ending up in the landfills which in turn damages the environment, the e waste company has started recycling cartridges for companies and individuals.

Over the last 4 weeks, NamiGreen recycled the first 3000 printer cartridges at their Windhoek E-waste facility.

CEO of NamiGreen, Per Hansen said that too often companies and individuals throw out printer cartridges which end up on landfills.

“It’s bad for several reasons, mostly because many printer cartridges can be recycled and reused and at NamiGreen we typically pay between N$1 to N$15 per cartridge – for specific types of cartridges and given they are not broken/cracked,” he said.

According to Hansen even if the cartridges are broken, they should still not be send to the waste bin as they will end up polluting the environment in the long term.

NamiGreen is expanding operations and has called on all local companies and individuals to recycle their cartridges and toners instead of the throwing them in the waste bin.

Hansen said that businesses or individuals can simply deliver their printer cartridges to NamiGreen in Southern Industrial District, 5 Von Braun Street, Windhoek, while for larger volumes especially for big companies, the e waste company offers a free collection service.

For a full list of printer cartridges, please see list of recycled cartridges and payment of each recycled printer cartridge at To book Book a free collection one can go on the NamiGreen E-waste website


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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.