PUBLIC ENTITIES CORPORATE GOVERNANCE BILL, 2017

This Bill will provide for the corporate governance of public entities, that is to say statutory bodies (parastatals), certain constitutional Commissions, and commercial entities that are owned or controlled by the Government.

In this context, “corporate governance” means the rules, practices and processes by which an organisation is directed and controlled. Corporate governance essentially involves achieving a fair balance between the interests of the various stakeholders in an organisation, including its shareholders, management, customers, suppliers, financiers and the general community. Corporate governance encompasses most aspects of the organisation’s management, from action plans and internal controls to performance measurement and corporate disclosure. It is not directly concerned with the quality of an organisation’s services, but it has an indirect effect on them because the more efficient an organisation’s management is, the more likely it is that the organisation will deliver good services. Hence this Bill, by improving the internal management structures of parastatals and other public entities, should lead to an improvement in their performance.

PUBLIC HEALTH BILL, 2017

This Bill seeks to replace, update and align to the Constitution the law relating to Public Health. The present Public Health Act was passed in 1924 and needs updating to meet the current health challenges and needs of the population. The Bill seeks to introduce the following new featm·es among others:

Introduction oL\Imual National HealthFormns to be convened by the Public Health Advisory Board to discuss pertinent public health matters.

Provincial and DistJict Health administJ·ation.

Rights and duties iu Public Health to align with section 76 of the Constitution.

Emergency treatment.

VETERANS OF THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE BILL, 2019

The purpose of this Bill is to provide for rights and benefits of veterans of the liberation struggle and their dependants; to provide for the establishment of the Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Fund; to provide for the establishment of a Veterans of the Liberation Struggle Board, its composition and functions; to repeal the War Veterans Act [Chapter 11:15]; to repeal the Ex-Political Prisoners, Detainees and Restrictees Act [Chapter 17:10] and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

ZIMBABWE MEDIA COMMISSION BILL, 2019

ZIMBABWE MEDIA COMMISSION BILL, 2019 Memorandum This Bill makes additional provisions with regard to the Zimbabwe Media Commission which is established by section 248 of the Constitution and whose functions are detailed in section 249 of the Constitution with the objective to protect the rights to the freedom of expression and the freedom of the […]

FINANCIAL ADJUSTMENTS BILL,2019

FINANCIAL ADJUSTMENTS BILL
To condone unauthorised expenditure incurred by various Line Ministries from the year 2015 to 2018.

CORONERS OFFICE BILL (2019)

CORONERS OFFICE BILL
This Bill provides for the establishment of an office responsible for investigating all deaths that come about as a result of unnatural causes. It also sets out the appointment, functions, and powers of the Coroner-General, Deputy Coroner-General and coroners in relation to postmortems, inquests and their findings. The Bill repeals the Inquests Act [Chapter 7:07], and amends the Birth and Deaths Registration Act [Chapter 5:02] and the Burial and Cremation Act [Chapter 5:03].

Constitution Of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill, 2019

The present Constitution of Zimbabwe became fully operational on the 22nd August, 2013, having been assented to on the 22nd May, 2013, by the President as the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, and published on that same day.

Below is a clause-by-clause analysis of the Bill:

Clause 1

This clause sets out the Bill’s short title.

Clauses 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

These clauses dispense with the “running-mate” concept of the Vice-Presidency. Instead, the 2 Vice-Presidents will be chosen on the President’s own authority.

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Appropriation (2017) Bill, 2016

BILL

To apply a sum of money for the service of Zimbabwe during the year ending on the 31st December, 2017.

ENACTED by the Parliament and the President of Zimbabwe.

1  Short title

This Act may be cited as the Appropriation (2017) Act, 2016.

2  Interpretation

In this Act—

“Estimates of Expenditure” means the Estimates of Expenditure for the year ending on the 31st December, 2017, submitted to and passed by the National Assembly;

“Vote” means a vote appropriation for the year ending on the 31st December, 2017, as specified in the Estimates of Expenditure.

Constitution Of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill, 2017

CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE AMENDMENT (No. 1) BILL, 2017

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The present Constitution of Zimbabwe became fully operational on the 22nd August, 2013, having been assented to on the 22nd May, 2013, by the President as the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act, and published on that same day.

Although sections 171(1)(b) and 174 of the Constitution clearly imply that the Labour Court and Administrative Court are courts subordinate to the High Court despite their members also being called “judges”, this implication appears to be at odds with paragraph 18(6) of the Sixth Schedule, which provides that “Every person who, immediately before the effective date, presided over the Labour Court or the