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(L-R)Wilko Aschenbor, Managing Member of Intouch and My.Na, Ronel de Beer, Owner of Housefinder Magazine and Ernst Kubirske, General Manager, My.Na, are happy to launch The Property Finder tool on the Housefinder website. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

(L-R)Wilko Aschenbor, Managing Member of Intouch and My.Na, Ronel de Beer, Owner of Housefinder Magazine and Ernst Kubirske, General Manager, My.Na, are happy to launch The Property Finder tool on the Housefinder website. (Photograph by Mandisa Rasmeni)

Housefinder Magazine launched their new tool, the ‘Property Finder’ on their web page last week Friday at the Polytechnic Hotel School.
The Property Finder was developed for all agents to list and manage their properties online within the new and improved Housefinder website.
The Property Finder allows  readers to easily search for properties on the website, searching via price, area or simply via specified criteria. The Property Finder is fully optimised to work on all mobile smartphones, making it convenient and easier for readers to search for properties while in the comfort of their homes or on the move.
Ronel de Beer, owner of Housefinder Magazine said, “We believe this is the perfect combination of core strengths to form a full-featured service to our clients”. She added that print media will always be their core business and print will never die, but the times are ripe to have a greater focus on the digital side as well.
Wilko Aschenbor, Managing Member of Intouch and My.Na said that they have chosen the best professional print publication to partner with, on their online website and created a platform beneficial for everyone. Technical support and training will be given by My.Na with Housefinder online and Housefinder Clients can advertise on The Property Finder absolutely free.

Apart from properties, the corporate Housefinder client will have extra exposure and options that are available for them through the new tool. With an increasing amount of properties and listing the site will automatically be more visible in the world’s search engines like google and yahoo.
The Property finder is powered by My.Na and developed by Intouch, My.Na a local online marketing and trading networking platform and Intouch specialies in web development and software solutions.

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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.