Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 20/2020

[24th April 2020]

Government Gazettes Update: Part 2 – 26 March – 24 April

This bulletin lists, and briefly outlines the content of, Statutory Instruments [SIs] published in Government Gazettes, from  26th March to 24rd April 2020.   Those that have been commented on more fully will have links to the relevant Bill Watches.

BILL WATCH 19/2020

[24th April 2020]

Government Gazettes Update: Part I – 1st to 24th March

This bulletin lists, and briefly outlines the content of, Statutory Instruments and important General Notices [GNs] published in Government Gazettes, from 1st to 24th March 2020.  Those that have already been commented on more fully will have links to the relevant Bill Watches.

BILL WATCH 19/2020

[24th April 2020]

United Nations Policy Brief:

COVID-19 and Human Rights- We Are All In This Together

BILL WATCH 18/2020

[22nd April 2020]

Demolitions : Who is Responsible?

Municipal police and council officials have been demolishing market stalls and illegal cabins in the greater Harare area, particularly in high-density suburbs.  The demolitions are intended to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, but it is not clear who made the decision to carry them out.

BILL WATCH 17/2020

[20th April 2020]

Covid-19 : SIs Underpinning Lock-down Extension

In a speech delivered at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, the President announced that the lock-down would continue for another 14 days, ending at midnight on Sunday the 3rd May – two days before schools are due to re-open.

BILL WATCH 16/2020

[16th April 2020]

Covid-19 and the Law : Part 3

Introduction

Please note that an error in this Bill Watch was corrected by Bill Watch 16/2020 of 16th April.
The error is indicated below under "Members of the Defence Forces"

 

BILL WATCH 15/2020

[15th April 2020]

BILL WATCH 14/2020

[14th April 2020]

Covid-19 and the Law : Part 1

BILL WATCH 13/2020

[8th April 2020]

Parliamentary Work 10th March – 18th March

Both Houses of Parliament Stand Adjourned until 5th May

BILL WATCH 12/2020

[7th April 2020]

Covid-19: Financial Assistance for Vulnerable Groups

Introduction

On the 27th March the President announced that the country would go into “lockdown” for 21 days, starting on Monday the 30th March.  He said all businesses should stop working and people should stay in their homes for the 21-day period, except those engaged in essential services.

BILL WATCH 11/2020

[30th March 2020]

Return of Farms to Certain Dispossessed Farmers

BILL WATCH 10/2020

[24th March 2020]

Regulations to Curb Spread of COVID-19

BILL WATCH 9/2020

[19th March 2020]

Notice:  Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned

until Tuesday 5th May [or later if necessary]

ADJOURNMENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO CURB THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

BILL WATCH 8/2020

[12th March 2020]

Increase in Scale of Fines

BILL WATCH 7/2020

[11th March 2020]

Update on Bills and Acts

Both Houses of Parliament are sitting this week

Progress on Bills in the National Assembly

International Treaties Bill [link]

BILL WATCH 6/2020

[4th March 2020]

Alteration of Maximum Farm Sizes : Why?

Introduction

BILL WATCH 5/2020

[25th February 2020]

Parliamentary Sittings in February 2020

Both Houses of Parliament resumed sitting on Tuesday 11th February after a six weeks' recess.  They met again last week and will continue this week, with sittings from Tuesday 25th February.

BILL WATCH 4/2020

[18th February 2020]

Back-dating Tax Exemptions and Refunds

Introduction

On the 31st January the Minister of Finance published two statutory instruments in the Gazette, numbers 24 and 25 of 2020, back-dating exemptions from income tax and refunds of value added tax (VAT) granted to the giant Chinese telecommunications company, Huawei.

 

BILL WATCH 3/2020

[23rd January 2020]

Parliament Invites Public Comment on Constitution Amendment Bill

Parliament yesterday published the following self-explanatory notice:

BILL WATCH 2/2020

[19th January 2020]

Parliament Invites Public Comment on Five Bills

Parliament has invited written submissions on each of the Bills listed below.

Submissions should be received by Parliament on or before the date specified in the list as the deadline.  

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