November 2014

ZEC 2013 Harmonised Elections Report

The 31st July 2013 Harmonised Elections were held 5 years and 5 months after the 2008 General Elections. As is common cause, the 2008 General Elections gave rise to a presidential run-off election which was held in June 2008. The results of the June presidential runoff election were disputed and the dispute in turn gave rise to a number of distinct but related developments on the political front, notably:-
- The signing of the Global Political Agreement in September 2008;

Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22-20]

AN ACT to provide for the establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe and its objects, management and control; to provide for the Board of the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe and its functions; to provide for the appointment of the Chairperson, Chief Executive Officer, staff of the Board and investment managers;  to provide for the allocation and disbursement of money from the Fund; to amend the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation Act [Chapter 21:08]; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

SI 2014-161 - Legal Practitioners (Council for Legal Education) (Amendment) Rules, 2014 (No. 5)

Legal Practitioners (Council for Legal Education) (Amendment) Rules, 2014 (No. 5)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has, in terms of section 87 of the Legal Practitioners Act [Chapter 27:07], approved the following rules made by the Council for Legal Education:-



[7th November 2014]

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission & Zimbabwe Media Commission
Parliament Re-opens Call for Public Nominations of Candidates

In advertisements in this week’s newspapers and on its website Parliament has re-opened its earlier calls for members of the public to nominate persons to serve as members of:

Re-Opening for Public Nominations for Persons to Serve on the Zim Anti-Corruption Commission

Section 237 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe lists the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) as one the Independent Commissions supporting democracy. Section 254 of the Constitution in terms of which ZACC is established, provides that, -
beside the chairperson, it shall consist of:
"(b) eight members appointed by the President/ram a list of not fewer than twelve nominees submitted by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders."

Draft Consumer Protection Bill, 2014

To promote a fair, efficient and transparent marketplace for consumers and business, to promote consumer rights to basic needs (food, shelter, health, education and clothing), to provide for improved standards of consumer information, to prohibit unfair competition, marketing and business practices, to promote responsible consumer behaviour, to provide relief to parties to consumer contracts where the contracts are unfair or contain unfair provisions or where the exercise or non-exercise of a power, right or discretion under such a contract is or would be unfair