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Gaby Ahrens is January winner of Windhoek Lager Ambassador Initiative

Gaby AhrensNamibian athlete in shooting, Gaby Ahrens has been chosen as the January 2012 winner of the NBL Ambassador initiative. She has won several Southern African states championships (South African and Angolan Championships) over the last years. Her biggest achievement to date was winning the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 in New Delhi, India. She was awarded Namibian Sports Woman of the Year 2010 and is the current African Champion for 2011. Gaby also achieved the Quota Place for the London Olympic Games in 2012 and will represent Namibia as an Olympian for the second time this year.
Gaby furthermore assisted in raising more than N$1 million dollars towards building the Olympic Shooting Range in Windhoek – only 1 of 5 in Africa and with her dedication, passion and achievements has taken the Shooting Sport in Namibia to new heights.
About the recognition, Gaby said: “My achievements have given me 100% personal satisfaction. The sweat and tears have paid off. I have worked hard and have received recognition for this.”
Gaby added that being an ambassador for her country makes her proud and gives her a feeling of belonging as she is able to make a difference somewhere, no matter how big or small. “Sport is a great equaliser and brings together a nation. No matter what culture, race or income level you are, sport brings out the patriots in people. Namibians can be proud of their own people. We do have the potential and talents to be recognised and respected on the international sports scene.”
Gaby’s message to fellow Namibians: “You might not get what you wish for, but you will get what you work for. Luck is not random; it is attached to those who work hard.”
Gaby will join the other Windhoek Lager Ambassadors in competing for the overall Windhoek Lager Ambassador 2011 award in March 2012.  Elize van Kradenburg, Brand Manager at NBL advised that two more spots are open for the February and March winners of the Windhoek Lager Ambassador initiative. In March the runners-up and winner will once again be announced at a glittering Gala Event.

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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.