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NAC managers graduate from USB

NAC Acting CEO Tamer El-Kallawi (third from right) with members of the Kura group voted as the best performing group completing the management development programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School for Executive Development.

NAC Acting CEO Tamer El-Kallawi (third from right) with members of the Kura group voted as the best performing group completing the management development programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School for Executive Development.

Twelve senior employees of the Namibia Airports Company graduated with certifcates after the company held its first ever Management Development Programme (MDP) facilitated by the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development (USB-ED).
NAC Acting CEO Tamer El-Kallawi said the training was a milestone as it was the first of its kind sin the history of the NAC.
He emphasized the company’s dedication to staff development.
“As a matter of principle and commitment, the NAC’s aim is to provide relevant training and development to address skills deficits and developmental challenges of our employees and that of the Namibian skills market at large.
“Skills shortage has become a major challenge in this day and age.

To effectively address this matter, the NAC will unreservedly continue in its strides to coordinate with industry partners and training organizations to ensure training and development opportunities for our staff” he said.
El-Kallawi urged the graduates to “Keep up the good work and continue to empower the rest of your colleagues with your newly acquired skills and knowledge. Make the NAC proud by your strong, innovative, and excellent contributions.”
Jim Linskey, General Manager of the USB Executive Development programme also called on the graduates to implement what they learned and empower their colleagues and the nation as a whole.
“You now have a new way of thinking and had to change your behaviour and do something with what you have acquired. Change the NAC and change Namibia and coach your colleagues as well” Linskey said.  Mia Davids received the Director’s Award for top student while her group Kura received the honours for the top performing group.

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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.