Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 20/2016

[2nd May 2016]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Resume Sitting on Tuesday 3rd May

Parliament has been in recess since the adjournment of both Houses on Thursday 14th April.  According to the 2016 Parliamentary sitting calendar for the next three months, the May sittings will last from Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 19th May, June’s from 7th to 23rd June and July’s from 12th to 28th July, and there will be no sittings in August. 

BILL WATCH 19/2016

[28th April 2016]

Consultation Meetings for Formulation of an Interim
Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper [IPRSP] for Zimbabwe

This bulletin is distributed as a public service, to supplement advertisements published in the press by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

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)

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