December 2015

Bill Watch 60-2015

BILL WATCH 59/2015

[30th December 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament sat on 15th, 16th and 17th December

They then adjourned until Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Both the Senate and the National Assembly resumed sitting on Tuesday 15th December.  Over the next three days

four Bills [see further information below] were passed:

National Peace & Reconciliation Commission Bill

VERITAS NOTE: THE NATIONAL PEACE AND RECONCILIATION BILL WAS WITHDRAWN ON TUESDAY 10TH MAY, 2016 BY THE MINISTER OF STATE IN VICE PRESIDENT MPHOKO'S OFFICE, HON TABITHA KANENGONI. THE WITHDRAWAL WAS MADE IN TERMS OF STANDING ORDER 157. HON KANENGONI CITED THE BILL'S ADVERSE REPORT ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE AS ONE REASON FOR THE WITHDRAWAL, SEE MORE INFO ON THIS WITHDRAWAL IN COMMISSIONS WATCH 5/2016

Finance (No. 2), 2015

A Bill to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. This Bill will amend the Finance Act [Chapter 23:04], the Income Tax Act [Chapter 23:06], the Value Added Tax Act [Chapter 23:09] and other Acts.

BILL WATCH 59-2015

BILL WATCH 59/2015

[12th December 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament will Resume on Tuesday 15th December

Bill Watches 57/2015 and 58/2015 of 30th November and 1st December focussed on the 2016 Budget Statement and Estimates of Expenditure presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on Thursday 26th November.  Both Houses then adjourned until Tuesday 15th December. 

SADC Gender Protocol 2015: Zimbabwe

The 2015 Zimbabwe SADC Gender Barometer country report reflects on the country's progress towards advancing gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment. This occurred as Zimbabwean gender activists also took stock of opportunities and challenges around meeting the country's 2015 targets linked to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development (SADC Gender Protocol).

BILL WATCH 57-2015

BILL WATCH 57/2015

[30th November 2015]

The 2016 Budget and the Independent Constitutional Commissions

This bulletin looks at how the independent constitutional commissions are affected by the 2016 Budget presented by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development on 26th November.

By “independent constitutional commissions” we mean the—

Zimbabwe Electoral Commission