Bill Watch

BILL WATCH  11/2018

[15th May 2018]

Bills in Parliament This Week

BILL WATCH 10/2018

[8th May 2018]

Bills Coming up in Parliament This Week

Both Houses of Parliament resume sitting today, Tuesday 8th May 2018.  They face a heavy legislative programme, and the prospect of fast-tracking of Bills regarded as particularly urgent. 

Bills Coming up in the National Assembly

BILL WATCH 9/2018

[15th April 2018]

Electoral Amendment Bill Delayed Until 8th May

The Government arranged special sittings of Parliament last week to have “urgent Government business” completed, particularly the Electoral Amendment Bill [MPs were originally due to be in recess for the whole of April].  But the National Assembly made no progress at all on the Electoral Amendment Bill.

BILL WATCH 8/2018

[10th April 2018]

Both Houses Resume Sitting on Tuesday 10th April

MPs returned to their Parliamentary duties this week after a three-week break.  Parliament last sat on Thursday 22nd March. 

BILL WATCH 7/2018

[20th March 2018]

Both Houses will be Sitting This Week

Finance Act and Appropriation (2018) Act Gazetted

The following Acts were gazetted in a Government Gazette Extraordinary on Wednesday 14th March [see General Notice 158A/2018].  They are the first Acts of 2018.  Both came into force immediately:

BILL WATCH 6/2018

[19th March 2018]

Indigenisation Act Amendments: Part 2

This bulletin supplements Bill Watch 5/2018 dated 17th March [“Indigenisation Act Amendments Now Law”].

Apology

BILL WATCH 5/2018

[17th March 2018]

Indigenisation Act Amendments Are Now Law

It was expected that amendments to the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act would have been made in Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill.

Instead they were tucked away in the annual Finance Act, which deals mainly with taxation and as usual was passed by Parliament with little debate.

BILL WATCH 5/2018

[17th March 2018]

Indigenisation Act Amendments Are Now Law

It was expected that amendments to the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act would have been made in Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Amendment Bill.

Instead they were tucked away in the annual Finance Act, which deals mainly with taxation and as usual was passed by Parliament with little debate.

BILL WATCH 4/20184

[6th March 2018]

Sittings of both Houses will Resume on Tuesday 6th March

Bills Coming up in the National Assembly This Week and Next

On Tuesday 6th March

BILL WATCH 3/2018

[20th February 2018]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess for Three Weeks

Sittings of both Houses will Resume on Tuesday 6th March

February Parliamentary Sittings

The National Assembly sat six times – on 6th, 7th, 8th and 13th, 14th and 15th February.

BILL WATCH 2/2018

[9th February 2018]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Meet on Tuesday 13th February

Only the National Assembly sat this week 

Further Progress on Bills

Estates Administrators Amendment Bill  [link]

NOTE added 7th February 2018.  Please see below for correction of (1) an error in the entry on the Estate Administrators Amendment Bill; and

(2) an omission to mention the Shop Licences Amendent Bill under under Coming up the National Assembly This Week - Bills

BILL WATCH 1/2018

[5th February 2018]

The National Assembly will Meet on Tuesday 6th February


BILL WATCH 50/2017

[29th December 2017]

Two Vice-Presidents Appointed and Sworn In

Zimbabwe’s new Vice-Presidents were sworn in by Chief Justice Luke Malaba yesterday morning, Thursday 28th December, in a brief ceremony at State House.  They are Retired General Constantino Chiwenga and Mr Kembo Mohadi.

BILL WATCH 49/2017

[22nd December 2017]

Parliament Takes a Break after the State of the Nation Address

The National Assembly will Resume on Tuesday 9th January 2018

The Senate will Resume on Tuesday 13th February 2018

State of the Nation Address : 20th December

BILL WATCH  47/2017

[13th December 2017]

The 2018 Budget was Presented to Parliament on 7th December

Parliament Will Sit Again on Tuesday 19th December

BILL WATCH 46/2017

[6th December 2017]

Public Interviews of Candidates for Appointment to  Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe Board

The Public Interviews

Date and venue

BILL WATCH 45/2017

[4th December 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament Will be Sitting This Week

The 2018 National Budget will be Presented on Thursday 7th December

Cabinet Sworn In

BILL WATCH 44/2017

[3rd December 2017]

Revised Ministerial Line-up

The President’s Ministerial-line up has been revised so that he does not break the constitutional stipulation of having only five non-MPS as Ministers or Deputy Ministers.  The Annexure to this bulletin contains three tables showing the revised Ministerial appointments [with the effect of the revisions in shown in red].

BILL WATCH 43/2017

[2nd December 2017]

President Mnangagwa’s New Ministerial Line-up

Appointments Announced on 30th November 2017

Cabinet Ministers

There are 22 Ministers, compared to 28 following the reshuffle of 9th October; this number includes a Minister of State in the Presidents Office who is in Cabinet.

BILL WATCH  42/2017

[28th November 2017]

Both Houses of Parliament will Sit Today, Tuesday 28th November

President Mnangagwa Sworn in on Friday 24th November

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