May 2017

Constitution Watch 5-2017

CONSTITUTION WATCH 5/2017

[May 29th 2017]

Do Laws have to be Aligned with the Constitution?

Introduction

Must Laws be aligned to the Constitution?  The answer is both “Yes” and “No”.  We shall first look at why we say No, under the heading the Supremacy of the Constitution.  We shall then examine the arguments for  saying “Yes they do have to be aligned”.

SI 2017-69 - Collective Bargaining Agreement: Agricultural Industry (Tea and Coffee Sector)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in tenns of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], published the Collective Bargaining Agreement as set out in the Schedule, which further amends the agreement published in Statutory Instmment 116 of 2014. This agreement was registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].

SI 2017-68 - Collective Bargaining Agreement: Kapenta Industry

lT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in tenns of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], published the Collective Bargaining Agreement as set out in the Schedule, which further amends the agreement published in Statutory Instmment 116 of2014. This agreement was registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].

SI 2017-67 - Collective Bargaining Agreement: Agricultural Industry

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], published the Collective Bargaining Agreement set out in the Schedule, which fmther amends the agreement published in Statutory Instrument 116 of 2014. This agreement was registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].

SI 2017-66 - Collective Bargaining Agreement: Salaries and Wages: Tobacco (Miscellaneous) Sector

IT is hereby notified, that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], published the Collective Bargaining Agreement as setout in the Schedule, which further amends the agreement published in Statutory Instrument 85 of 1993, which was registered in terms of section 79 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01].

SI 2017-65 - Collective Bargaining Agreement: Salaries and Wages: Employment Council for Printing, Packaging & Newspaper Industry

IT is hereby notified, that the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare has, in terms of section 80(1) of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01], registered the Collective Bargaining Agreement as set out in the Schedule, which further amends the agreement published in Statutory Instrument 78 of 2015.

SI 2017-62 - Securities (Debt Securities Levies) Rules, 2017

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 118(6) of the Securities and Exchange Act [Chapter 24:25], approved the following rules made by the Securities and Exchange Commission in terms of section 118(1) -
1. These rules may be cited as the Securities (Debt Securities Levies) Rules, 2017.
2. Every investor in debt securities shall pay the levies outlined in the Schedule below.
3. The charges applicable to transactions in debt securities are categorised in the Schedule.

SI 2017-59 - Customs and Excise (Special Economic Zones) (Rebate) Regulations, 2017

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 235 as read with section 120, of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02], made the following regulations:-
1. These regulations may be cited as the Customs and Excise (Special Economic ?...ones) (Rebate) Regulations, 2017.
2. These regulations shall apply to a Special Economic Zone appointed in terms of section 20 of the Special Economic Zones Act [Chapter 14:07] and specified in a notice in the Gazette.

Election Watch 2-2017

ELECTION WATCH 2/2017

[16th May 2017]

Constitutional Principles for Elections

Introduction

Elections – presidential, parliamentary, provincial and local – in Zimbabwe have to be conducted in compliance with the Constitution which lays down basic principles for free and fair elections.  This Election Watch will examine these principles. 

Election Watch 1-2017

ELECTION WATCH 1/2017

[10th May 2017]

Timeframe for the 2018 General and Presidential Elections

This e-bulletin introduces Veritas’ new Election Watch series.  In this series Veritas will provide information about electoral law and its implementation in the run-up to the next general election in 2018. 

This first bulletin will outline the timeframe laid down in the Constitution for general elections. 

BILL WATCH 17-2017

BILL WATCH 17/2017

[15th May 2017]

Both Houses will continue sitting this week

Of Particular Public Interest in this Issue

The Constitution Amendment Bill, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission and the Land Commission Bills

Activity on Bills Last Week [9th to 11th May]

Ministerial Statement - 4th May 2017 - Suspension of Chitungwiza Town Councillors

In the National Assembly Thursday 4th May 2017

 

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

SUSPENSION OF CHITUNGWIZA MUNICIPALITY COUNCILLORS

THE MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC WORKS AND NATIONAL HOUSING (HON. KASUKUWERE): Mr. Speaker, I wish to make a Ministerial Statement to Parliament on the suspension of Chitungwiza Municipality Councillors.

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