May 2017

Veritas Statutes Requiring Constitutional Alignment

Statutes Requiring Constitutional Alignment

Note:  Acts marked with an asterisk (*) were purportedly aligned to the Constitution by the General Laws Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 3 of 2016) or by the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 2 of 2016).  The extent of their alignment was only partial at best, as the following list shows.

Partisan distribution of food aid discussed in Parliament

THE DEPUTY MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL SERVICES (HON. ENG. MATANGAIDZE): Mr. Speaker Sir, I thank you for the opportunity to give a Ministerial Statement on the Government Food Deficit Mitigation Programme. My statement is largely in response to requests by some Hon. Members that we shed light on the structure and implementation framework of the programme.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Preamble
Whereas
recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,  
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,  

ZHRC Chairperson's Press Statement on Partisan Distribution of Food Aid (Sept 2016)

Background

You are all aware ladies and gentlemen that government rolled out a plausible ongoing food aid programme to alleviate poverty and hunger on the part of the communities affected by the current drought. The implementation of this programme has however, caused some displeasure within certain communities resulting in a flood of complaints to the Commission which has the Constitutional mandate to protect, promote and enforce human rights.

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT - Wednesday 12th March 2017 - BI-ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BANK USE PROMOTION AND SUPPRESSION OF MONEY LAUNDERING UNIT

From National Assembly Debates for Wednesday 12th April 2017

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

TABLING OF THE BI-ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BANK USE PROMOTION AND SUPPRESSION OF MONEY LAUNDERING UNIT FOR THE PERIOD OF 1ST JULY TO 31ST DECEMBER, 2016

THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (HON. CHINAMASA):

BILL WATCH 15-2017

BILL WATCH 15/2017

[3rd May 2017]

Both Houses Resumed Sitting Yesterday, Tuesday 2nd May

Of Particular Public Interest

Ministerial statement on the Private Voluntary Organisations [PVO] Act on the need to strengthen “licensing and registration requirements of Non-Profit Organisations”  [See more below under Ministerial statements]

Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy Report on the Consolidation of the Diamond Mining Companies - SC 9-2017

The diamond industry plays an important role in the socio-economic development of several African countries, given that 65% of the world's diamonds, with an annual value of 8,5 billion American dollars are extracted from the continent. Globally, it is estimated that 10 million people benefit either directly or indirectly from the diamond industry. ln Southern Africa, countries such as Botswana, Namibia and South Africa are realising substantial socio-economic gains from the diamond industry.

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