Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 17-2016



[14th May 2016]

Programme of Public Hearings on

Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology Bill

and Minerals Exploration and Marketing Corporation Bill

Monday 16th May to Friday 20th May

The Portfolio Committees on Mines and Energy and Higher Education, Science and Technology will be holding joint public hearings on the above two Bills from Monday 16th May to Friday 20th May.

Committee members will divide into two teams for the hearings outside Harare—

Team A will hold hearings in Hwange, Bulawayo, Gwanda, Zvishavane, Masvingo, Bikita and Mutare

Team B will hold hearings in Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chinhoyi, Mutoko and Bindura.

The teams will then join up for the final hearing in Harare on the afternoon of Friday 20th May.   

Programme for Team A
Hwange, Bulawayo, Gwanda, Zvishavane, Masvingo, Bikita, Mutare

Monday 16th May


9.00 to 11.00 am

Hwange Council Hall

Tuesday 17th May

Bulawayo and Gwanda

8.30 to 11.00 am

Small City Hall, Bulawayo

1.30 to 3.30 pm

Gwanda Town Hall

Wednesday 18th May

Zvishavane and Masvingo

8.30 to 11.00 am

Shabani Sports Club, Zvishavane

2.00 to 4.30 pm

Charles Austin Theatre, Masvingo

Thursday 19th May

Bikita and Mutare

9.00 to 11.30 am

Nyika Council, Bikita

2.30 to 5.00 pm

Queens Hall, Mutare

Programme for Team B
Gweru, Kwekwe, Kadoma, Chinhoyi, Mutoko, Bindura

Monday 16th May

Gweru and Kwekwe

9.00 to 11.00 am

Gweru Amphitheatre

2.00 to 4.30 pm

Queens Club, Kwekwe

Tuesday 17th May

Kadoma and Chinhoyi

8.30 to 11.00 am

Rimuka Council Hall, Kadoma

2.00 to 5.00 pm

Chikuti Public Hall, Chinhoyi

Wednesday 18th May


2.00 to 5.00 pm

Nyamakuwere Hall

Thursday 19th May


1.30 to 4.30 pm

Town Council Hall


Final Public Hearing in Harare

Friday 20th May

2.00 to 5 pm 

Senate Chamber, Parliament

Attendance at the public hearings

The purpose of the public hearings is to give the public an opportunity to express their views on the two Bills.  Stakeholders, interested groups, organisations and all members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings, at which they will be given the opportunity to make representations.  

Please note that for the final hearing in Harare ID will be needed for admission to Parliament building, and that the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament must be used.

The committees will be reporting back to their respective Houses, so the hearings provide an opportunity for members of the public to convey what they think of the Bills to all members of Parliament.

If you want to make oral representations at a hearing, signify this to the committee clerk before the hearing, if possible, so that she or he can notify the chairperson to call on you.  An oral representation is more effective if followed up in writing.  If you are providing a written copy, it is advisable to take as many copies as possible with you for circulation at the hearing.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are also welcome and should be addressed to The Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Thematic Committee on Peace and Security and Thematic Committee on Human Rights and:

sent by email – addressed to, or

delivered – if delivering, use the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament, between Second and Third Streets, Harare, or

sent by post – to  P.O. Box CY298 Causeway, Harare.

Both Bills Available from Veritas in Soft Copy

Please access the documents by following the links to the Veritas website given below or, if without Internet access, send a request by email to the address given at the end of this bulletin.

Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology Bill

Minerals Exploration and Marketing Corporation Bill


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