Bill provides for the setting-up of a new parastatal, the Petroleum
Regulatory Authority, the functions of which will include ensuring
the provision of sufficient petroleum products for domestic
use and the regulation of the procurement, sale and production
of petroleum products in Zimbabwe. The Authority will be controlled
by a five-person Board. Its functions will be exercised in accordance
with general policy directions given to it by the Minister of
Energy and Power Development, but otherwise it will enjoy independence
from outside control.
will administer a licensing system under which only holders
of licences issued by the Authority will be allowed to procure,
sell or produce petroleum products. Procurement, retailing
and production licences are envisaged. Existing licences issued
under the Control of Goods Act and regulations will continue
in force as if issued under the new system. Appeals against
the Authority's licensing decisions will lie to the Administrative
makes reference to the importance of effective competition
in the petroleum industry. and requires the sale of petroleum
products to be conducted in an open, transparent and competitive
will be a Fuel Price Stabilisation Fund, funded in part by
a fuel price stabilisation levy to be enacted by statutory
instrument published by the Minister. The Fund will pay out
subsidies or bounties for local production of fuel and contribute
towards fuel price stabilisation schemes. The Authority will
be responsible for fixing the prices of petroleum products.
will be a continuing role for NOCZIM. It will be responsible
for maintaining strategic reserves of petroleum products.
And it will be deemed to be the holder of such licences under
the new legislation as are appropriate to its operations.
Energy and Power Development
Stage: Gazetted February 09, 2007. Not yet effective.
||HB 5A /2006
||Gazetted. Has not yet been brought
into operation. Date to be fixed by statutory instrument in
terms of s.1(2)
Parties Finance Act
provide for the financing of political parties by the State;
to prohibit foreign donations to political parties and candidates;
to repeal the Political Parties (Finance) Act [Chapter 2:04];
and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the
|Act 4/2001. Consolidated
with s.4 of the General Laws Amendment Act 2002, with effect
from 4th February 2002.
Powers (Temporary Measures) Act
Act to empower the President to make regulations dealing with
situations that have arisen or are likely to arise and that
require to be dealt with as a matter of urgency; and to provide
for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
|Acts 1/1986, 6/2005.
Voluntary Organizations Act
Notice 99 of 2007
Act to provide for the registration of private voluntary organizations,
for the control of the collection of con-tributions for the
objects of such organizations and of certain institutions, and
for matters incidental thereto.
|Acts 63/1966, 6/1976,
30/1981, 6/1995, 6/2000 (s. 151), 22/2001 (s. 4) ; R.G.N. 217/1970.
|Proclamation 1 of
2005 (Statutory Instrument 3A of 2005)
||Declares the new constituencies
settled by the Delimitation Commission. These are the constituencies
which will apply in the next general election. The Schedule
to the proclamation names the new constituencies and describes
||Gazetted in a Gazette Extraordinary
General Ruling Conversion of Closing Balances for Tax Purposes,
||The purpose of this
general ruling is to provide guidelines on how the Commissioner-General
shall exercise his discretion in approving rates of exchange
applied in converting the 2008 closing balances that were expressed
in Zimbabwean dollars to US dollars, for taxation purposes.
Order and Security Act (POSA) Amendment Bill, 2009
This Bill will
amend the Public Order and Security Act [Chapter 11:17] to
ensure that the public gatherings are regulated in a manner
that will allow Zimbabweans to fully exercise their fundamental
democratic right to express themselves through the medium
of peaceful assembly and association. The Bill will also clarify
some of the existing provisions in the current Act.
Status: Having gone through its Second Reading with the support
of both MDC and ZANU PF, this Bill is in the Committee Stage
Reintroduction under debate.
Order and Security Act (POSA) Amendment Act
Order and Security Act (POSA) Amendment Bill
| The Bill amends the
law relating to public meetings, processions and demonstrations
as set out in Part IV ["Public Gatherings"] of the
Public Order and Security Act.
Order and Security Act (POSA)
|| To make provision
for the maintenance of public order and security in Zimbabwe;
to amend the Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 4:01], the
Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07] and the Miscellaneous
Offences Act [Chapter 9:15]; to repeal the Law and Order (Maintenance)
Act [Chapter 11:07]; and to provide for matters connected with
or incidental to the foregoing.
1/2002, 6/2005 (s.18)
Act [Chapter 15:15]
Instrument 131/2005, as corrected by SI 144/2005, has fixed
the date of commencement as 1st July 2005.
|10 of 6th Parl '05
of State-Indebted Insolvent Companies
||This Bill had an adverse
report from the PLC, but Parliament agreed to proceed to its
second reading, and it was debated by the House in Committee.
Amendments were proposed and these were referred to the Parliamentary
Legal Committee on 16.12.2004
Town and Country Planning Act
||To provide for the
planning of regions, districts and local areas with the object
of conserving and improving the physical environment and in
particular promoting health, safety, order, amenity, convenience
and general welfare, as well as efficiency and economy in the
process of development and the improvement of communications;
to authorize the making of regional plans, master plans and
local plans, whether urban or rural; to provide for the protection
of urban and rural amenities and the preservation of buildings
and trees and generally to regulate the appearance of the townscape
and landscape; to provide for the acquisition of land; to provide
for the control over development, including use, of land and
buildings; to regulate the subdivision and the consolidation
of pieces of land; and to provide for matters incidental to
or connected with the foregoing.
22/1976, 48/1976 (s. 82), 22/1977 (s.38), 3/1979 (ss. 143-157),
39/1979 (s.19), 8/1980 (s.12), 29/1981 (s. 59), 48/1981 (s.13),
9/1982 (ss.2-16), 20/1982 (s.19), 21/1985 (s.45), 8/1988 (s.164),
3/1992 (s.52), 14/1998.
Bank of Zimbabwe Act (2009)
||This document reflects
the text of the Bill as passed by the House of Assembly on Wednesday
18th November 2009. It shows all the amendments made by the
House during the Committee Stage of the Bill, following consultations
between the Minister of Finance and ZANU-PF legislators.
Bank of Zimbabwe Act (Annotated)
||In this document we
set out the text of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter
22:15] as amended at 16th August 2009, annotated to show the
amendments proposed by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Amendment
Bill, H.B. 7, 2009, which was gazetted on the 14th August 2009.
Traffic (Construction, Equipment & Use) (Amendment) Regulations,
Traffic (Construction, Equipment & Use), 2010
|The regulations lay
minimum compliance requirements for motor vehicles construction
and equipment and fixtures required to be carried on or fixed
to the vehicle. They also set out specific requirements with
respect to the use of vehicles, equipment and fixtures.
Land Occupiers (Protection from Eviction) Act
||To protect certain
occupiers of rural land from eviction; and to provide for matters
connected therewith or incidental thereto.
|Act 13/2001 [As
amended in s. 4(a)(iii) by s. 30 of the General Laws Amendment
Act 2002, from 4th February 2002.]
Amendment Bill, 2012
||To amend the Securities
Act [Chapter 24:25], the Collective Investment Schemes Act [Chapter
24:19] and the Asset Management Act [Chapter 24:26]; and to
provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Offences Act (Chp 9:21)
||To amend the criminal
law in regard to sexual offences; to make further provision
for the suppression of brothels and prostitution; to discourage
the spread of the human immuno-deficiency virus; to repeal the
Criminal Law Amendment Act [Chapter 9:05]; to amend section
51 of the Magistrates Court Act [Chapter 7:10], sections 211
and 247 of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter
9:07] and section 2 of the Termination of Pregnancy Act [Chapter
15:10]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental
to the foregoing.
REPEALED by the
Law [Codification and Reform] Act
of Foreign and International Terrorism Act
of Foreign and International Terrorism Bill - version 2
This is a new version
of the original Bill (HB 1, 2006) gazetted in March 2006 and
which lapsed at the end of the last session of Parliament.
Like the original
this Bill aims to provide for the suppression of foreign and
international terrorism, including mercenary activities. Unlike
the original Bill, this Bill makes it clear in the relevant
definitions that the terrorist activity hit by the Bill is
terrorist activity aimed at foreign States. The preamble refers
to the 1989 UN Convention against the Recruitment, Use, Financing
and Training of Mercenaries, the OAU Convention for the Elimination
of Mercenarism in Africa and the 1999 OAU Convention on Prevention
and Combating of Terrorism. It also declares Zimbabwe's recognition
that activities of a people waging a struggle to exercise
or further their right to national liberation, self-determination
and independence against colonialism and aggression, in accordance
with international law, will not be considered terrorist activities
for any purpose.
The Bill provides for maximum
(but not mandatory) punishment of life imprisonment for:-
engaging in foreign or international terrorist activity; training
as a foreign or international terrorist; recruiting or providing
training to foreign or international l terrorists; possessing
weaponry for the purposes of foreign or international terrorist
activity; supplying weaponry to foreign or international terrorist
organisations. Lesser, but still severe, penalties are envisaged
for other offences such as harbouring, concealing or failing
to report foreign or international terrorists. Part III authorises
the Minister to identify foreign or international terrorist
organisations by designation in a statutory instrument. Promoting
or belonging to foreign or international terrorist organisations
so designated or soliciting support for them is also an offence.
Clause 13 provides that nearly all the clauses specifying
offences have extra-territorial operation, i.e., cover things
done anywhere in the world. The Attorney-General's authority
will be necessary for prosecutions under the Act to proceed.
The Foreign Subversive Organisations Act - the provisions
of which are substantially incorporated in the Bill - will
Financial Institutions (Resolution) Act
||Aims to provide a
comprehensive legal framework to deal with banks and other financial
institutions that are incapable of paying their debts to the
Troubled Bank Fund set up by the Reserve Bank. Makes provisions
to enable the Reserve Bank to intervene to protect its interests
instead of such banks and financial institutions being subject
to liquidation or judicial management or entering a reconstruction
arrangement with their creditors, as they can at present under
the Companies Act.
||Gazetted, will come into force
provide for the establishment of municipalities and towns and
the administration of municipalities and towns by local boards,
municipal and town councils; to provide for the conferring of
town and city status on growth points, municipalities and towns;
to provide for the declaration of local government areas and
the administration of local government areas by local boards;
to confer functions and powers and impose duties upon municipal
and town councils and local boards; to provide for the establishment
of the Local Government Board and to provide for the functions
thereof; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental
to the foregoing.
24 /1995, 21/1997 , 3/2000 (s. 39 ), 22/2001 (s. 4 )
Councils Amendment Bill (2011)
is a Private Member's Bill introduced by Hon Matimba of
MDC-T. It seeks to make major cuts in the powers given to the
Minister of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development by
the Urban Councils Act. Hon Matimba has made his introductory
speech and further debate is awaited, but progress on this Bill
may be delayed by a court application lodged by Minister of
Local Government, Rural and Urban Development Ignatius Chombo
for an interdict prohibiting Parliament from considering the
Bill. Minister Chombo's court application is based on
constitutional grounds and will be discussed in a separate Bill
Watch. It remains to be seen how Justice Bere's recent
ruling on the sub judice rule will be interpreted by the Speaker
in this case, and whether the Speaker will stop debate on this
Bill pending determination of the court application.
into operation on the Feb 01, 2006 by Statutory Instrument
16 of 2006. It was enacted in 1996 [Yes 1996, but has been
"dormant" since then]. The Act takes valuers out
of the ambit of the Estate Agents Act and provides for the
setting up of a Valuers Council which will register valuers
and will in general regulate the profession.
Council for Higher Education Act
establish the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education to register
and accredit institutions of higher education; to repeal the
National Council for Higher Education Act [Chapter 25:08];
and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental
Instrument 218 has fixed the date of commencement of this Act
as 1st October 2006.
Development Bank Amendment Act
Zimbabwe Development Bank will be renamed the Infrastructure
Development Bank of Zimbabwe, and the short title of the principal
Act will be changed to Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe
"managing director" will become the "chief
executive officer" and the appointment of the incumbent
of the post will be confirmed
number of directors will be increased, the chairman and
a majority of directors will have to be non-executive directors,
and the responsibilities of the Board will be stated in
more specific terms, including express references to corporate
governance and ethical practice
will be more detailed provision for the Minister to give
the Board general directions regarding policy
authorized share capital of the Bank is increased to fifteen
trillion dollars divided into fifteen million shares of
one million dollars each (presently fifty million dollars
divided into fifty thousand shares of one thousand dollars
each). New share certificates will be issued to shareholders
to reflect this change.
objectives of the Bank will be rephrased so as to emphasize
infrastructural development and the powers of the bank will
be expanded accordingly
Bank will be relieved of its present obligation to devote
a quarter of its loan funding to small-scale and medium-scale
for audit of the Bank's accounts will be expanded,
and will include provision for an audit committee.
Note: A motion was passed to fast track the Zimbabwe Development
Bank Bill so that all stages of the Bill were taken and the
Bill passed by the House of Assembly on Dec 15 and by the
Senate on Dec 19
Electoral Commission Act
establish the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission and provide for
its functions; to amend the Referendums Act [Chapter2:10]
(Act No. 24 of 1999); and to provide for matters connected
with or incidental to the foregoing.
Stage: Enacted by the President and the Parliament of Zimbabwe.
Human Rights Commission Act
Human Rights Commission Bill, July 2012 Amendments
Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011
purpose of this Bill is to make provision for the powers and
operation of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission ("the
Investment Authority Act, 2006 (No. 4 of 2006)
provide for the establishment of the Zimbabwe Investment Authority
and its functions; to provide for the promotion and co-ordination
of investment; to repeal the Zimbabwe Investment Centre Act
[Chapter 24:16] and the Export Processing Zones Act [Chapter
14:07]; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected
with the foregoing.
Stage: Passed on Sept 08, 2006. Not yet in force - date of commencement
to be fixed by statutory instrument
in force - date of commencement to be fixed by statutory instrument
National Family Planning Council Amendment Act
||The amendments to
the ZNFPC Act were made in sections, two, four, five and 22
Youth Council Act (Zimbabwe Youth and Sports and Recreation
Councils Act), 2001
||An act to
provide for the establishment of the Zimbabwe Youth Council
and to provide for the functions thereof; to provide for the
registration and regulation of clubs and national associations;
to provide for National Colours for youth; and to provide for
matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.