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Zimbabwe National Defence University Bill - HB 12-2015

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the Zimbabwe National Defence University and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing. The main provisions of the Bill are explained below:

Part I
Clause 1 sets out the short title. Clause 2 provides the definition of terms used in the Bill.
 

Part II
Clauses 3 and 4 provides for the establishment of the University and the objects and powers of the University.
 

Zimbabwe Gender Commission Bill [H.B. 8A, 2014] (Amended)

This Bill seeks to establish a Gender Commission as provided for in section 245 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe which creates an independent institution called the Zimbabwe Gender Commission. It also seeks to fulfil international and regional instruments thatZimbabwe is a party to, namely: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

Banking Amendment Bill, 2015

This Bill will amend the Banking Act [Chapter 24:20] to enable it to deal more effectively with developments in the financial sector and in particular, to achieve the following objectives:
- to improve the corporate governance of banking institutions.
- to make banking institutions more responsive to their customers needs and to encourage the resolution of disputes between banks and their customers.
- to introduce greater transparency, in the shareholding and operations of banking institutions.

Labour Amendment Bill, 2015

The Labour amendmcnt Bill has come about in recognition of the need not only to align labour law's with the Constitution, in particular section 65 on Labour rights but also to promote productivity and competitiveness of local industry,- A consultative process was carried out by Government, by including its two social partners, labour and business. Together the tripartite partners come up with a draft amendment Bill.

General Laws Amendment Bill, 2015

GENERAL LAWS AMENDMENT BILL, 2015

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

The purpose of this Bill is to ensure that all Acts of Parliament in force before the new Constitution became effective are, to the extent of any inconsistency with the Constitution, aligned with the Constitution. The changes are mostly of a minor nature. The opportunity has also been taken to resolve some minor anomalies in the statute book. The more important amendments are the subject of the commentary below.

Joint Ventures Bill, 2015

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

The Bill seeks to provide for the implementation of joint venture agreements between contracting authorities and counterparties and to establish a set of rules governing public-private procurement. It also seeks to establish a Joint Venture Unit within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Public Debt Management Bill, 2015

PUBLIC DEBT MANAGEMENT BILL, 2015

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

The Bill seeks to provide for the management of public debt in Zimbabwe. It also seeks to provide for the functions and administration of the Public Debt Management Office which is a department that currently exists within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Draft Consumer Protection Bill, 2014

To promote a fair, efficient and transparent marketplace for consumers and business, to promote consumer rights to basic needs (food, shelter, health, education and clothing), to provide for improved standards of consumer information, to prohibit unfair competition, marketing and business practices, to promote responsible consumer behaviour, to provide relief to parties to consumer contracts where the contracts are unfair or contain unfair provisions or where the exercise or non-exercise of a power, right or discretion under such a contract is or would be unfair

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology - HB 9-2014

MEMORANDUM

The purpose of this Bill is to establish the establish the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.
The main provisions of the Bill arc explained below:

Part I
Clause 1
sets out the short title. Clause 2 provides the definition of tcnns used in the Bill.
 

Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe Bill (as amended by Nat Assembly 3 Sept 2014) - HB 6A-2013

Original version: H.B. 6, 2013
Gazetted:  10th January 2014

National Assembly

First Reading & referred to Parliamentary Legal Committee: 

PLC report (non-adverse): 

Second Reading: 

Committee Stage (amendments):  3rd September 2014 

Referred back to PLC:  3rd September 2014 

PLC report [non-adverse]:   16th September 2014

Third Reading & Transmission to Senate as H.B. 6A, 2014:   17th September 2014

NOTE BY VERITAS

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