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Record broken at Tsumeb gala

Heleni Stergiadis of Dolphins Swimming Club, broke the long-standing record of Christine Briedenhann in the Girls 9-10 Individual Medley of the first Bank Windhoek Long Course Swimming Gala held in Tsumeb last Saturday.
The record was set in December 2006.
Heleni undoubtedly displayed the best performance of the day by breaking the record and scoring  several first places while improving most of her times.
The two best overall swims of the day, according to FINA (International Swimming Federation) points, went to Zanré Oberholzer (NSA) for her 100m Backstroke with 621 points and 200m Backstroke with 604 points.
Zanré has once again shown her dominance in these events as she prepares herself for the Olympic Youth Games in Nanjing, China.
Not far behind in the overall standing in third place, was Molina Smalley of Dolphins Swimming Club, with 590 points in the 800m Freestyle. International swimmer, Quinton Delie, also of Dolphins Swimming Club, took fourth place on the FINA points table with 586 points for the 100m Butterfly. Quinton recently returned to Namibia after finishing with his studies in South Africa where he trained at the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria.
“With the swimmers already displaying good quality swimming at the start of the season and a long standing record having been broken, the rest of the season is set to be filled with action-packed races”, said Angelika Diekmann, General Secretary of NASU.
Although the water was cold early the morning, it soon heated up and the swimmers recorded a multitude of personal best times.
The swimmers had a total of 714 splashes.
The next Bank Windhoek LC Gala takes place at the Western Suburbs pool in Windhoek this Friday and Saturday.

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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.