BILL WATCH 31/2020
[26th May 2020]
Parliament Resumes Business
BILL WATCH 30/2020
[20th May 2020]
Government Gazettes Update: 25th April to 18th May
This bulletin lists and briefly outlines the content of Statutory Instruments [SIs] and some General Notices [GNs] published in Government Gazettes from 25th April to 18th May 2020. Those SIs on which Veritas has already commented have links to the relevant Bill Watch bulletins.
BILL WATCH 29/2020
[17th May 2020]
National Lockdown Extended – but with Further Relaxations
and Subject to Fortnightly Reviews
Indefinite Extension of COVID-19 National Lockdown
BILL WATCH 28/2020
Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill Gazetted
The long-awaited Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill was gazetted on Friday 15th May as H.B. 18, 2019. The Bill is available for downloading on the Veritas website here [link].
Correction of Number of last Bill Watch
BILL WATCH 27/2020
[13th May 2020]
A Mini-Parliament Sat Briefly on Tuesday 5th May
Both Houses Will Sit Again on Tuesday 19th May
BILL WATCH 26/2020
[8th May 2020]
Covid-19 Regulations and Order : Yet More Amendments
Late on Wednesday the Government published further amendments to the regulations and order dealing with the Covid-19 epidemic. They are contained in two statutory instruments, both of which are available on the Veritas website:
BILL WATCH 25/2020
[5th May 2020]
Lock-down Order : More Amendments in SI 101
“Thick and fast they came at last,
And more and more and more.”
BILL WATCH 24/2020
The Law Society Statement on the Deferment of Rents and Mortgage Payments (SI 96 of 2020)
Further Relaxation of National Lock-down
The original lock-down from the 30th March to the 19th April was extended by two weeks and was due to end on Sunday 3rd May [see Bill Watch 17/2020 of 20th April [link]]
BILL WATCH 21/2020
[29th April 2020]
Is Parliament Going to Resume Sitting Next Week?
The present Parliamentary recess began on 18th March, when both Houses resolved to adjourn until Tuesday 5th May after the President’s announcement of special measures to be taken against the COVID-19 pandemic.
BILL WATCH 20/2020
[24th April 2020]
Government Gazettes Update: Part 2 – 26 March – 24 April
This bulletin lists, and briefly outlines the content of, Statutory Instruments [SIs] published in Government Gazettes, from 26th March to 24rd April 2020. Those that have been commented on more fully will have links to the relevant Bill Watches.
BILL WATCH 19/2020
Government Gazettes Update: Part I – 1st to 24th March
This bulletin lists, and briefly outlines the content of, Statutory Instruments and important General Notices [GNs] published in Government Gazettes, from 1st to 24th March 2020. Those that have already been commented on more fully will have links to the relevant Bill Watches.
United Nations Policy Brief:
COVID-19 and Human Rights- We Are All In This Together
BILL WATCH 18/2020
[22nd April 2020]
Demolitions : Who is Responsible?
Municipal police and council officials have been demolishing market stalls and illegal cabins in the greater Harare area, particularly in high-density suburbs. The demolitions are intended to help prevent the spread of Covid-19, but it is not clear who made the decision to carry them out.
BILL WATCH 17/2020
[20th April 2020]
Covid-19 : SIs Underpinning Lock-down Extension
In a speech delivered at 4.30 p.m. yesterday, the President announced that the lock-down would continue for another 14 days, ending at midnight on Sunday the 3rd May – two days before schools are due to re-open.
BILL WATCH 16/2020
[16th April 2020]
Covid-19 and the Law : Part 3
Please note that an error in this Bill Watch was corrected by Bill Watch 16/2020 of 16th April.The error is indicated below under "Members of the Defence Forces"
BILL WATCH 15/2020
[15th April 2020]
BILL WATCH 14/2020
[14th April 2020]
Covid-19 and the Law : Part 1
BILL WATCH 13/2020
[8th April 2020]
Parliamentary Work 10th March – 18th March
Both Houses of Parliament Stand Adjourned until 5th May
BILL WATCH 12/2020
[7th April 2020]
Covid-19: Financial Assistance for Vulnerable Groups
On the 27th March the President announced that the country would go into “lockdown” for 21 days, starting on Monday the 30th March. He said all businesses should stop working and people should stay in their homes for the 21-day period, except those engaged in essential services.