Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 18/2016

[21st April 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until Tuesday 3rd May

General Laws Amendment Bill Finally Passed [With Amendments]

BILL WATCH 17/2016

[15th April 2016]

President Mugabe’s Clarification of Government Position on

Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Policy

BILL WATCH 16/2016

[14th April 2016]

Indigenisation: Cancellation of Licences of Non-Indigenous Businesses
What is a Non-Compliant Business?

BILL WATCH 15/2016

[11th April 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are Sitting This Week

Acts of 2015

Still awaiting gazetting as an Act is the Banking Amendment Bill passed by Parliament the week before Christmas; it will be Act 12/2015.  Parliament sent it to the President for his assent on 17th March.  All other Acts of 2015 have been gazetted already. 

BILL WATCH 14/2016

[4th April 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament will Resume Sitting on Tuesday 5th April

BILL WATCH 13/2016

[14th March 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are Sitting This Week
Parliament’s Easter Recess is from 18th March to 4th April

BILL WATCH 12/2016

[8th March 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are Sitting This Week

Minister Dismissed & Replaced

BILL WATCH 11/2016

[29th February 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are Sitting This Week

Members of Commissions Sworn In

President Mugabe swore in members of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission and Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission at State House on Wednesday 24th February.  The members sworn in are listed below.

BILL WATCH 10/2016

[22nd February 2016]

The Senate will Sit This Week

The National Assembly is in Recess until Tuesday 1st March

The National Assembly sat last week, and on Thursday, after passing the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill, adjourned until Tuesday 1st March.  The Senate and its committees will be sitting this week, having been in recess since the Senate adjourned on 4th February.

BILL WATCH 9/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week

The Senate Remains in Recess until Tuesday 22nd February

 

Joint Ventures Act and Gender Commission Act Gazetted

Two more 2015 Acts were gazetted on Friday 12th February [leaving only the Banking Amendment Act outstanding]—

BILL WATCH 8/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (Part 2)

Introduction

BILL WATCH 7/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (Part 1)

Introduction

Section 251 of the Constitution establishes a National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, which is to last for 10 years from the date on which the Constitution came into operation [i.e. the 22nd August 2013].  Section 252 gives the Commission the following functions:

BILL WATCH 6/2016

[14th February 2016]

Parliament has called on the public to nominate candidates for appointment as members of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission

Six ZEC Vacancies Coming Up

BILL WATCH 5/2016

[9th February 2016]

The National Assembly Will Continue Sitting This Week
The Senate has Adjourned until Tuesday 23rd February

Declaration of State of Disaster

BILL WATCH 4/2016

[1st February 2016]

Parliament will Resume Sitting Tomorrow, Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Membership of Parliament

New Members

There are two new members of Parliament to be sworn in, as follows:

BILL WATCH 3/2016

[1st February 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Resume Sittings This Week

This bulletin’s aim is to bring readers up to date with statutory instruments and General Notices published in the Government Gazette since mid-December 2015.  Highlights include—

BILL WATCH 2/2016

[25th January 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until 2nd February 2016

Update on Bills Passed by Parliament during 2015

Twelve Bills were passed by Parliament during 2015:

Public Accountants and Auditors Amendment Bill

BILL WATCH 1/2016

[5th January 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until 2nd February 2016

Acts Gazetted on 31st December 2015

Three Acts were gazetted on 31st December:

- Finance (No. 2) Act, 2015 (No. 9 of 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:

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. 

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