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Maiden female tournament for Tekken7 to feature at NESA’s 2019 team finals

Maiden female tournament for Tekken7 to feature at NESA’s 2019 team finals

The Namibian Electronic Sports Association (NESA) will host a 2-in-1 event on Saturday, 31 August at Hotel Thule in Windhoek.

This event will feature the national finals competitions for Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA2) and Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) and will also serve to introduce NESA’s very first Female Tournament for Tekken7.

The DotA2 and CS: GO Finals will start at 08:00 on Saturday morning as Namibia’s best athletes will be competing for their places on the National Teams for these two titles.

This event follows the National Qualifiers Tournament that was hosted online from 12 July till 18 August. Based on performances from the participants during these competitions, the top 10 finalists have been invited to compete in the finals for the National Team selections to be concluded.

The very first Female Tekken7 Tournament will also be hosted be hosted at Hotel Thule.

Acording to NESA’s President Jonel van Schalkwyk, the bjective with this undertaking is to encourage female gaming on a competitive level to afford more opportunities for Namibian esports athletes.

“Entries will be restricted to Namibian females only and a birth certificate or identity card will be required for all admissions. Contestants will also be required to pay the NESA annual membership fee of N$250 to be eligible to compete for their National Colours,” the association added.

Meanwhile all players selected for the Namibian Esports Team at this joining of events, will proceed to represent Namibia at international events to be arranged by NESA and sanctioned by the Namibian Sports Commission.

NESA is fully dedicated to the promotion and development of Namibian esports, and herewith invite the community to visit this event to spectate and support our local esports athletes.

For further information, visit the NESA Facebook page @ Nesa.Namibia or contact NESA on info@esportsnamibia.org


 

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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.