SI 2014-40 - AIPPA - Media &c Fees wef 01 Jan 2014

Statutory Instrument 40 of 2014.

[CAP 10:27

Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (Registration, Accreditation and Levy) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 (No. 7)

It is hereby that the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services[1] has, in terms of section 91 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act [Chapter 10:27], made the following regulations:—

1.  These regulations may be cited as the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (Registration, Accreditation and Levy) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 (No. 7).

2.  With effect from the 1st January, 2014, the First Schedule to the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy (Registration, Accreditation and Levy) Regulations, 2002, published in Statutory Instrument 169C of 2002, is repealed and the following is substituted—

 


[1]         (sic)  There are two things wrong with this preamble:
(1) There is no Minister with the title “Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services”.  The correct title of the Minister responsible for the administration of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act is “Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services”.  See General Notice 6/2013 and Statutory Instrument 21/2014. 
(2) More importantly, section 91 of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act only authorises regulations to be made by the Zimbabwe Media Commission, albeit with the approval of the Minister.  The Minister has no power to make regulations himself under the Act, which means the regulations in this SI are a nullity and of no legal force.  Astonishingly, the identical mistake was made when SI 186/2010 gazetted the new fees announced at the end of 2010.  The 2010 mistake was hastily corrected by SI 10/2011, which makes its repetition in the present SI even more astonishing.  Note by Veritas.

 

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