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Kalactive to feature at Night Under the Stars

Kalactive to feature at Night Under the Stars

A trio of high school friends, who formed a music group know as Kalactive, will feature on the Night Under the Stars (NUTS) stage on 1 November at 19:00 at the Goethe-Institut Namibia Tickets will go for N$20.

Kalactive is made up of Raymond Mupfumira, singer and instrumentalist, I Am King, on saxophone and decks and Mutsa Lairdam, on keyboard and synthesizer.

Raymond said they are looking forward to bringing people together through music that has developed since they met during high school in Zimbabwe.

“We came together in Namibia from Zimbabwe and decided to finally form the trio, if not not, when?” he added.

Mutsa said regards himself as a multi-instrumentalist as he can play the bass guitar, Cajon, Djembe, marimba, mbira and keyboard to produce a unique sound that combines the synth-bass and piano sound.

“My inspiration comes from exploring the music and arts of other cultures, while remaining true to his own, which has had the us work with a diverse set of musicians,” he explained.

I Am King stated that it is difficult to describe their genre as they produce a diverse set of sound, where more than 80% of the tracks will be original and performed in an interactive way to produce another brand new sound with the audience.

“I believe there is no limit to culture and I embrace the sounds of artist that combine traditional beats with modern and western electro sounds to produce something unique and interesting,” he emphasised.

Kalactive has worked with many artist and this edition of NUTS will feature a few of them to have develop their sounds on stage and provide the audience with a buffet of sound and interactive experience.


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Mandisa Rasmeni

Mandisa Rasmeni has worked as reporter at the Economist for the past five years, first on the entertainment beat but now focussing more on community, social and health reporting. She is a born writer and is working on her degree in Journalism at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). She believes education is the greatest equalizer. She is the epitome of perseverance, having started as the newspaper's receptionist in 2013.

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.