Unlimited potential is backed by

Africa’s quality network.

Think big.

Every great

achievement starts

with a big idea.

As a company born and bred in Africa, we understand the opportunities that Africa offers business and individuals. Opportunities to create your own rules, break boundaries and live without limits. Which is why we work every day to keep growing and raising the benchmark for connectivity on our continent. We deliver world-class technology through passionate and committed employees, who ensure that each customer experience is a valuable one.

From humble beginnings, Paratus has grown into a full-service network spanning the African continent and connecting customers internationally. Our business is managed by a passionate, skilled operational team across 7 African countries – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

Our extended network provides a satellite connectivity-focused service for Africa, by Africans. We also connect more than 35 African countries through a distributed reseller network across the continent.

Meet the Team

Barney Harmse

Group Executive Chairman
Barney has over 25 years’ experience in the Networking and Telco service industry in Africa. Barney was instrumental in establishing commercial Internet in Namibia and, during the last 14 years, he has co-founded various companies across Africa.

Schalk Erasmus

Group Chief Executive Officer
Schalk has been in the Service Provider and Telecommunication industry for over 20 years and has co-founded various companies in Africa, especially in Namibia, Zambia and South Africa, including Paratus.

Rolf Mendelsohn

Group Chief Technology Officer
Rolf is a Namibian-born entrepreneur and committed to driving innovation across the African continent. He co-founded various companies across Africa which, today, form part of the Paratus Group.

Stefan de Bruin

Group Chief Financial Officer
Stefan has more than 20 years’ experience in operations and finance, the last 10 of which was spent as an Executive Director of a number of Namibian listed entities. He joined Paratus in 2017 and brings his vast experience and insight to his role.

Colwyn van Rensburg

Group Chief Development Officer
Colwyn has over 22 years’ experience in the industry. His in-depth expertise of start-up operations across Africa, combined with his business background, makes him highly qualified to deliver on his mandate to expand and develop the Group into new territories.


across Africa
to connect the world.

Paratus is Africa’s leading integrator of technology, enabler of enterprise, and key partner in delivering next generation converged telecommunications services. We own and manage an extensive network of leading edge infrastructure that includes over 4000 satellite connections. This allows us to connect Africans across the continent – from the West to the East coast – and deliver end-to-end service excellence. Our footprint extends beyond Africa to our international POPs in Europe and the US. As a company that revolves around connectivity, we are committed to growing our network and our business across Africa.

Contact us

Paratus Africa

Paratus Group Holdings LTD

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106 Nickel Street
Windhoek, Namibia

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+264 83 300 1000

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