BILL WATCH 38/2018
[13th November 2018]
Pre-Parliamentary Stages of Government Bills:
Need for More Transparency and Public Involvement
BILL WATCH 37/2018
[9th November 2018]
Update on Statutory Instruments January to August 2018: Part 1
This bulletin is Part I of a series aimed at providing basic information about the approximately 170 statutory instruments [SIs] gazetted during the period January to end of August 2018. The statutory instruments dealt with in this bulletin are grouped by subject-matter under the following headings:
BILL WATCH 36/2018
[6th November 2018]
Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned until Tuesday 13th November
Both Houses of Parliament sat on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week. They then adjourned until Tuesday 13th November.
BILL WATCH 35/2018
[29th October 2018]
Both Houses of Parliament will Resume Sitting on Tuesday 30th October
The Senate and the National Assembly will sit on Tuesday 30th October for the first time since they last met on 11th October. This bulletin summarises what happened during the sittings from 9th to 11th October and outlines what is on the Order Paper for this week’s sittings [see end of bulletin].
BILL WATCH 34/2018
[26th October 2018]
Both Houses of Parliament are in Recess until Tuesday 30th October
Government Gazette Extraordinary 12th October 2018
SI 205/2018 – Finance (Rate and Incidence of Intermediated Money Transfer Tax) Regulations [link]
BILL WATCH 33/2018
[23rd October 2018]
How Far has this Parliament’s Legislative Agenda Progressed?
Speaker’s 30-day Ultimatum to Ministers to Present Bills
BILL WATCH 32/2018
Electronic Money Transfer Tax: Still Illegal
At the beginning of this month the Minister of Finance and Economic Development announced an increase in the Intermediated Money Transfer Tax [i.e. the tax on electronic money transfers] from five cents per transaction to two cents per dollar transferred. The increase, he said, would become effective immediately.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD
[11th October 2018]
With Her: A Skilled Girl Force
Today, the 11th October, is the International Day of the Girl Child.
The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated annually on October 11 to highlight issues of gender inequality and the challenges facing young girls.
This Year’s Theme
This year’s theme is “With Her A Skilled Girl Force”.
THE WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY
[10th October 2018]
Conditions of Detention for People Sentenced to Death
Today, the 10th October, is the World Day Against the Death Penalty.
The World Day Against the Death Penalty is commemorated annually on this day to highlight the plight of those who have been denied the most essential human right of all, the right to life, by the justice system.
BILL WATCH 31/2018
[9th October 2018]
Both Houses of Parliament will Sit This Week
Coming up in Parliament This Week
The Order Papers for this week mention no Bills. Progress on Bills awaiting introduction will be the subject of a separate bulletin to be issued shortly.
BILL WATCH 30/2018
[8th October 2018]
Appropriation of Mining Claims, Taxes, Property Rights, and the Rule of Law
BILL WATCH 29/2018
[4th October 2018]
New Intermediated Money Transfer Tax
No Statutory Instrument Gazetted
NEW TAX NOT LEGALLY IN FORCE
What Minister Ncube said on 1st October
BILL WATCH 28/2018
[29th September 2018]
In Parliament Thursday 27th September
+ September Statutory Instruments
Both Houses have adjourned until Tuesday next, 2nd October
Mutoko North By-Election
BILL WATCH 27/2018
[27th September 2018]
In Parliament This Week
On Tuesday 25th September both Houses of Parliament began ordinary business for the first time. This followed:-
BILL WATCH 26/2018
[24th September 2018]
The Government’s Legislative Agenda for 2018-2019
BILL WATCH 25/2018
19th September 2018
President Delivers State of the Nation Addressand Sets Out Legislative Agenda for 2018-2019
There was a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament yesterday to mark the official opening of the First Session of the new Parliament.
BILL WATCH 24/2018
18th September 2018
Update on Bills and Acts of the Last Parliamentary Session
The last session of the previous Parliament ran from 12th September 2017 to 29th July 2018. Its last business sitting, however, was on 7th June, when both Houses adjourned indefinitely.
Acts of Parliament Enacted
BILL WATCH 22/2018
14th September 2018
Parliament’s Apology to the Chief Justice
and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Chairperson
President Mnangagwa’s Ministerial Appointments
BILL WATCH 21/2018
13th September 2018
Official Opening of Parliament and President’s State of the Nation Address
Tuesday 18th September