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?
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
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.
BILL WATCH 1/2020
[4th January 2020]
Parliament is in Recess until Tuesday 11th February
Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill Gazetted
BILL WATCH 69/2019
[16th December 2019]
Both Houses Will Sit Again This Week, from Tuesday 17th December
Consumer Protection Act Now Law
The Consumer Protection Act [Chapter 14:14] [link] was gazetted as Act No. 5 of 2019 on Tuesday 10th December 2019. The Act came into force as law on that date.
BILL WATCH 68/2019
[10th December 2019]
Parliament Will Sit This Week, Starting Today, 10th December
This bulletin outlines the programme for this week’s sittings. First, however, is a paragraph that had to be omitted from Bill Watch 67/2019 of 6th December [link] to avoid undue length.
Non-Adverse PLC Reports on Bills Announced Last Week
BILL WATCH 67/2019
[6th December 2019]
Both Houses Are Due to Sit Again on Tuesday 10th December
BILL WATCH 66/2019
[5th December 2019]
The Financial Adjustments Bill, 2019
BILL WATCH 65/2019
[1st December 2019]
In the National Assembly 26th to 28th November
Both Houses will be in Session this Week
Last week, only the National Assembly was in session. The House concentrated on:
BILL WATCH 64/2019
[26th November 2019]
Only the National Assembly will be Sitting This Week
The Senate will Not Meet Until Tuesday 3rd December
Coming up in the National Assembly on Tuesday 26th November
2020 National Budget Debate
Resumption of the Budget debate is on the Order Paper for today, Tuesday 26th November.
BILL WATCH 63/2019
[24th November 2019]
ZANU-PF versus MDC-A : Chairing of Parliamentary Committees
BILL WATCH 62/2019
[21st November 2019]
Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned
The National Assembly Will Meet Again on Tuesday 26th November
The Senate Will Not Meet until Tuesday 3rd November
BILL WATCH 61/2019
[16th November 2019]
Two Major New Acts Gazetted:
Maintenance of Peace and Order Act
Companies and Other Business Entities Act
Both the above Acts were published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 15th November 2019.
BILL WATCH 60/2019
[15th November 2019]
The New Ministerial Line-up
On Friday 8th November the Office of the President and Cabinet announced changes made by President Mnangagwa to his Ministerial line-up with immediate effect. The following tables show the complete Ministerial line-up including the changes, in alphabetical order by name of Ministry.
BILL WATCH 59/2019
[14th November 2019]
The 2020 National Budget Was Presented Today
Under the Theme
“Gearing for Higher Productivity, Growth and Job Creation”
BILL WATCH 58/2019
[11th November 2019]
Both Houses of Parliament Will be Sitting This Week
The 2020 National Budget Presentation will be on Thursday 14th November
BILL WATCH 57/2019
[7th November 2019]
Update on Parliamentary Sittings 22nd to 24th October
Both Houses of Parliament Will Reassemble on Tuesday 12th November
Both Houses will reconvene next week, having adjourned until Tuesday 12th November after their last sittings on 24th October. In the meantime, MPs and Ministers have been attending the pre-Budget Seminar at Victoria Falls from 30th October to 4th November.