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ENFORCEMENT OF THE ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION ACT; CAP.61:08, ACT NO.23 OF 2008

PUBLIC N OTICE ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION COUNCIL ENFORCEMENT OF THE ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION ACT; CAP.61:08, ACT NO.23 OF 2008 COMMENCEMENT OF ENFORCEMENT- 01ST JUNE 2016 The Council has previously issued public notices and correspondences directly to various stakeholders indicating commencement of registration of architectural professionals on the 01st of November 2015. Pursuant to subsection 24(4) of the […]

The real estate industry’s chronic nightmare

By Kitso Dickson Multiplying unregistered real estate agents are engulfing property commerce, and are sustained by an ignorant user-market, limited resources and loopholes that deny monitoring bodies a cut back on the acceleration of unwarranted ridicule. – Fly by nights a bullish factor – Market is distorted – Regulator overwhelmed Property market watchers admit these […]

China Homelife Fair to offer buyers a diverse variety of products

Taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg between 1 and 3 September 2015, Southern Africa’s newest Chinese sourcing show, the China Homelife Fair, will be providing regional buyers with an exclusive opportunity to source top quality products from a selection of superior Chinese manufacturers at competitive prices. This year’s inaugural show will have […]

Botswana Insurance Company Turns 40!

Botswana Insurance Company Limited (BIC) is proud to announce that this year, 2015, is its 40th year in business. BIC opened its doors for business on the 12th August 1975, aiming at providing insurance solutions for both general insurance and life assurance business. The Company was originally divided between two parties, with Botswana Development Corporation […]

Innovation in Housing: How New Building Technology Could Solve the Affordable Accommodation Problem

By Kibo Ngowi It’s no secret that the majority of Batswana are struggling to afford decent accommodation but not enough discussion has been directed towards possible solutions. Boidus Focus examines innovative initiatives with the potential to help solve the affordable housing problem. We found out about the new technology BITRI has developed to make bricks […]

Boidus Focus August Issue: Innovation in Housing – How New Building Technology Could Solve the Affordable Accommodation Problem

In This issue Boidus Focus Examines innovative initiatives with the potential to help solve the affordable housing problem. The issue also covered topics on: 1. What Does Financial Inclusion Mean for Property? 2. Mowana Park Expansion Influence by Customers and Not Competition, says Owner Get yourself a copy of Boidus Focus August issue from the […]

IPD Index Reveals Slowdown in Botswana Property Market

By Kibo Ngowi The Botswana investment property sector is experiencing a slowdown, with ungeared total returns falling from 21.5% in 2013 to 11.5% in 2014, according to the fourth“IPD Botswana Annual Property Consultative Index”, released last late last month. The index is produced by IPD, a recently acquired subsidiary of MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI), a […]

Boidus Focus June/July Issue in store now

Boidus Focus May/June Issue Out

Get a copy of Boidus Focus May/June issue from the following stores: Square Mart, Exclusive Books, University of Botswana staff canteen, Choppies Hyper, Thapong Gallery: Engen Petrol Station shops: G/West Industrial, Square Deal, Game City, Western Bypass: Caltex Petrol Station: Game City, Extension 12, Village. Mochudi, Francistown, Lobatse, Molepolole, Palapye etc

Standard Chartered, BIC Partner to Provide Insurance Solutions

Standard Chartered Bank of Botswana, through its subsidiary the Standard Chartered Bank Insurance Agency, has partnered with Botswana Insurance Company Limited to distribute general insurance solutions to its rapidly growing client base. “Bancassurance in Standard Chartered has evolved to ensure that the distribution partnership with Botswana Insurance Company provides our esteemed clients a selection of […]

China Homelife Fair 2016

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ARCHITECTS’ REGISTRATION COUNCIL: PUBLIC AWARENESS WORKSHOP

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The Architects’ Registration Council will conduct workshops to, apprise the public, create awareness and educate the public on the requirements of the Act and the mandate of the Council as stipulated in the Architects’ Registration Act.

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GROPIUS HOUSE / Architect: Walter Gropius / Location: Lincoln, MA, USA / Completion: 1938

Gropius House

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The home Walter Gropius built for his family soon after moving from to the US from Germany had a dramatic impact on American architecture. Its detailing keeps strongly to the principles of the Bauhaus, which Gropius had founded and directed in Germany, exploiting simple, well-designed but mass-produced fittings for steel wall lights, chromed banisters etc., as well as in the structure of the house (glass block walls complementing the wooden frame and New England clapboarding).

Boidus Quotes-‘what they say..’

"Modern architects – scum of the earth. It doesn’t matter what you ask them to design, they still come up with something that looks like an old dustbin with a bicycle sticking out of the top."