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Heineken unveils new look

Anton Goosen, national sales manager of NBL, Rudolf Visagie, regional sales manager of NBL at Oshakati Depot, and Julian Grootboom, manager of Metro’s Oshakati branch.Namibia Breweries recently unveiled new packaging for its Heineken brand at an exclusive event held at the company’s Oshakati depot. At the occasion, Namibian consumers were introduced to the fresh new stylish look of this global brand.
“The new Heineken packaging has been created to make the brand more consistent across the globe and elevate its iconic status. It further enhances the sensory experience associated with a premium  quality beer with great detail such as indentations and embossing on the bottle and various other  packaging elements,” said Jerry Elago, senior brand manager for Heineken at Namibia Breweries.  Elago further elaborated, “Our consumers notice small details, which is why Heineken has dedicated two years on this design update, making sure every single element is taken into consideration. Each packaging detail has been included so consumers will know a subtle but significant difference.”
The new bottle, with its taller, more slender shape, has a sleek look, and feels good to hold. These design details, together with its new shiny, silver rim cap and refined, updated label, make it stand out as a contemporary-looking beer bottle. The famous red star and rich “Heineken” green colouring – both iconic and well-loved parts of the brand – remain strong features in the bottle’s updated look.
The new look was launched in Namibia as part of a global alignment roll-over and will give detail-conscious Heineken consumers the world over, an enhanced drinking experience.
“Heineken is once again a leader in innovation and it ensures that we stay ahead and set the  trends in consumer experience in the world. Namibia is no exception to this, and we at NBL are  proud to deliver the world’s best to our local consumers,” concluded Elago.

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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia

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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.