Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 11-2018 Public Hearings on Companies & Other Business Entities Bill



[28th March 2017]

Public Hearings on the Companies and Other Business Entities Bill

Wednesday 4th to Monday 9th April


The National Assembly’s Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will be conducting public hearings on the Companies and other Business Entities Bill (H.B. 3, 2018) from Wednesday 4 – Monday 9 April 2018.  The hearings will be in Bulawayo, Masvingo, Mutare and Harare as shown below:




Time of Hearing

Wednesday 4 April  2018


Holiday Inn Hotel

9.00 am


Thursday 5 April  2018


Regency Flamboyant Hotel

9.00 am


Friday 6 April 2018


Holiday Inn Hotel

10.00 am


Monday 9 April 2018


Parliament of Zimbabwe – Senate Chamber

10.00 am



About the Bill

This 300plus-page Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Bill was gazetted on 9th March.  

The Bill aims to replace the existing Companies Act and Private Business Corporations Act.

The full text of the lengthy Explanatory Memorandum gazetted with the Bill is available on the Veritas website at this [link].   Please note that Veritas cannot supply a soft copy of the entire Bill at this time.

Attendance at the Hearings

Parliament invites the public, interested groups and organizations to attend these hearings and submit their views on the Bill and any recommendations for changes.  Contributions made at the hearings will be considered by the Portfolio Committee and will be part of the Committee’s report that will be presented to the National Assembly when the Bill comes up for debate.  So this is a good opportunity to ensure that MPs know what the general public and stakeholders think about the Bill.

As is customary at such hearings, persons wearing military uniforms, badges of rank, flags and or political party regalia will not be allowed access to the hearings.

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are welcome and should be addressed to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

P.O. Box CY 298

Causeway, Harare

Submissions can also be made by email through email address

 [Note: Those who are not able to attend the public hearings – and this includes all Zimbabweans in the Diaspora – are encouraged to send in their written submissions, as explained above.]


For any further information or clarifications please call on the telephone numbers below and speak to the officers indicated.

Telephone: (04) 700181–8 or 252936–50

Mrs N. Khumalo (Committee Clerk) Ext. 2153

Linda Tanyaradzwa Manyemba (Public Relations Officer)

Fax: (04) 252935        


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