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  • Mothibi, J.; Kutua, S. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2001)
    One of the critical elements that determine the competitiveness of nations is the population density of, and quality of its engineers. This view has been corroborated by researchers such as Biluch (1989), Garelli et al ...
  • Ngowi, A.B. (MCB University Press. http//:www.emerald.library.com/ft, 2001)
    The primary purpose of forming alliance in the construction industry is to pool together the resources of the participating partners in order to form a team that has a competitive advantage. Each partner in an alliance has ...
  • Ssegawa, J.K.; Samman, J.; Kgatlegang, J. (University of Botswana, 2001)
    Without cost information, project planning is difficult for clients just as pricing of tenders is difficult for construction firms. No agency or organization in Botswana has endeavoured to collect, compile and analyze ...
  • Inambao, F.L.; Mosweu, M. (University of Botswana, 2001)
    Diesel engines are used in heavy duty applications because of their high effeciency an reliability. However, oxides of nitrogen emissions remain a major concern. In diesel engines, fuel combustion is responsible for a major ...
  • Mothibi, J.; Kutua, S. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, October, 2001)
    One of the critical elements that determine the competitiveness of nations is the population density of, and quality of, its engineers. This view has been corroborated by researchers such as Bilich (1989), Garelli et al ...
  • Uziak, J.; Foster, J.D.G. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, October, 2001)
    In this paper a method is presented which enables the solution of the equation of motion of the slider-crank mechanism. Expansion of functions into Fourier series is used in this method, whereby the solution of the equation ...
  • Ngowi, A.B.; Iwisi, D.; Mushi, R. (Taylor and Francis Ltd. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/09613218.asp, 2002)
    Traditionally, competitive advantage has been based upon large-scale production and accumulation of large quantities of physical and financial assets. Large financially capable firms, particularly Multi-national Corporations ...
  • Foster, J. D. G. (Tempus Publications http://www.ijee.ie/, 2002)
    The economy of Botswana has grown rapidly since it became independent in 1966, but the population is only 1.7 million. Engineering construction projects are of large scale. The University of Botswana offers engineering ...
  • Kutua, S.; Mothibi, J. (University of Botswana, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, http://ajol.info/index.php/bjt, April, 2003)
    “Sustainable development” as a concept was popularised by a 1987 report of the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development. The report defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs ...
  • Yanev, K.M.; Obok Opok, A.; Litchev, A. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2004)
    Maintenance of the proper power factor is a very important matter for the industry and for the economy of any country. A study of the power factor value for a number of industrial plants in Botswana shows that they operate ...
  • Ketlogetswe, C.; Kemoeng, L.L.; Nato, L.T. (University of Botswana, www.ub.bw, 2004)
    This paper describes a case study that evaluated the level of recycling operations in Botswana. Recycling operations are now recommended as effective waste management strategies for reducing the amount of municipal solid ...
  • Uys, P.; Kiravu, C.; Mothibi, J. (Emerald http://www.emeraldinsight.com, 2004)
    This paper reports on the process of developing a blended online engineering course at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of the University of Botswana. It presents the actual development process in terms of its ...
  • Garg, A.K.; Joubert, R.J.O.; Pellissier, R. (College of Economic and Management Sciences, University of South Africa. http://www.unisa.ac.za/default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=16434, 2004)
    Most studies consider business performance to be a multidimensional construct. Four dimensions (namely, business growth, profitability, image and customer loyalty, and product service innovativeness) were hypothesised ...
  • Matshediso, I.B. (University of Botswana, http://www.ub.bw, 2004)
    Although most SADC countries have or were in the process of liberalizing their legislation and fiscal regimes some member states seemed to levy exorbitant tax rates. SADC members’ states need to note that in designing the ...
  • Aghdasi, F.; Bhasin, A. (University of Botswana, 2004)
    Asynchronous sequential circuits offer improved speed of operation when compared to their synchronous counterparts. However, the standard methods of asynchronous design require careful examination of the flow table for ...
  • Sahu, B.K.; Mathur, S.; Kemsley, B. (University of Botswana, 2004)
    The national road network continues to play a fundamental and catalytic role in the promotion of social and economic development of Botswana. However, a combination of adverse climatic and geological factors, such as ...
  • Kalabamu, F. (Elsevier http://www. doi:10.1016/j.habitatint.2003.09.005, 2005)
    The purpose of this essay is to identify gender contracts in self-help housing construction. Gender contracts have been defined as invisible power relationships that determine roles, responsibilities, privileges, status, ...
  • Loukanov, I. A.; Uziak, J.; Michalek, J. (Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences http://agriculturejournals.cz/web/RAE.htm, 2005)
    The power requirement of tillage implements is an important design consideration particularly for animal-drawn implements where the power is limited. The paper presents the possibility of reduction in the draught requirements ...
  • Matshediso, I.B. (Elsevier http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6VBM-4HMXJJS-1-1&_cdi=5930&_user=778200&_orig=search&_coverDate=09%2F30%2F2005&_sk=999699996&view=c&wchp=dGLbVlz-zSkWb&md5=2b0e6a95538c49f439dba7e43fe1ee22&ie=/sdarticle.pdf, 2005)
    Botswana’s mineral policy objective is primarily to maximize the national economic benefit from the development of mineral resources. In 1999, the government replaced the old mining code of 1977, which was out of tune ...
  • Daka, J.S.J.; Isaac, J.S. (Science Publications http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=abstract&id=116222, 2005)
    This study proposes a technique of accessing applications from multiple file servers in a computer network that caters for a large user community. The technique is a step towards creating a computer network system that is ...

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