2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

It is hereby notified for general information that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) shall be registering voters using the new Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system at all ZEC District offices with effect from 18 September 2017. The offices will open during normal working hours from 0800hrs to 1645hrs, Monday to Friday. Documents required for registration are: a)  National Identity Card (metal, plastic or waiting pass … Continue reading 2017 Biometric Voter Registration District Centres

Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

By Veritas Name of Ministry Minister after reshuffle Minister before reshuffle Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development Joseph Made Joseph Made Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation [new Ministry] Patrick Chinamasa — Defence Sidney Sekeramayi Sidney Sekeramayi  Energy and Power Development Samuel Undenge Samuel Undenge Finance and Economic Development Ignatious Chombo Patrick Chinamasa Foreign Affairs Walter Mzembi Simbarashe Mumbengegwi Health and Child Welfare David Parirenyatwa David Parirenyatwa … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s New Ministerial Line-up

Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

  By Wisdom Mumera The current electoral laws still have loopholes allowing for voting using the old voter’s roll and there is need to quickly amend the Electoral Act to avoid confusion, the Election Resource Centre (ERC) has said. Download Zimbabwe Electoral Act According to the organisation, the Electoral Act is vague on the issue of the old voter’s roll after the compilation of a … Continue reading Electoral Act Needs Urgent Patching To Avoid Loopholes In 2018

Proposed Incubation Plan for Mugabe University [Full 18-page​ Document]

Establishment   of   the Robert Gabriel Mugabe University by Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science  and  Technology  D e v e l opment : 9 August 2017   Proposed Incubation Plan     Background     The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) will lead the process of incubating a University bearing a name of an iconic and the most distinguished leader and educationist with strong values … Continue reading Proposed Incubation Plan for Mugabe University [Full 18-page​ Document]

[Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017

This Monetary Policy Statement is issued in terms of Section 46 of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:15] which requires the Bank to issue a statement containing an evaluation of the monetary policy of the last preceding six months and a description of the policy measures to be followed by the Bank during the next succeeding six months. Download Mid Term Monetary Policy … Continue reading [Download] Mid Term Monetary Policy Statement 2017

Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

By Open Parly Contributor If you have been in Zimbabwe for a while you would know factions as bad and in Zanu Pf’s case is treasonous but in reality, every democracy will have what pessimists view as factionalism but in reality, it is just a difference of views. A true democracy should welcome and accommodate all views even when majority view determines which path to … Continue reading Opinion: Are Political Factions Really That Bad?

Civic Society Prepares Voters For Chiundura By-Election

by Watmore Makokoba Civil society organisations have started ground work as they prepare for the Chiwundura National Assembly by-election in the Midlands Province on July 15, 2017. Download Chiwundura Constituency Profile The Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) and the Election Resource Centre (ERC) in Gweru on Thursday trained human rights volunteers to monitor the pre-election period for human rights compliance. The Chiwundura seat fell vacant … Continue reading Civic Society Prepares Voters For Chiundura By-Election

Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills

by Open Parly Report Between a hard surface and a rock may be the perfect statement, to sum up, the situation Harare City Council has found itself in after yielding in to pressure for the Council to cancel their contract with Well Cash Debt collecting company. Despite the move being what ratepayers demanded, the council is owed over 650 million dollars and has somewhat crippled … Continue reading Harare Residents Owe The City A Whooping $650 Million In Unpaid Bills

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9 Things You Need To Know About The Voters Roll

by Tariro D. Senderayi We are in full election mode and you will hear a lot of conversations and debate surrounding the voters roll. We have compiled 9 things that you need to know about a Voters Roll: 1. A voter’s roll is the cornerstone of the administration of a democratic election thus it should be accurate and up to date. 2. An ideal voter’s … Continue reading 9 Things You Need To Know About The Voters Roll

Open Parly ZW Election Reporting Bootcamp for Bloggers & Citizen Journalists | Apply Now

Zimbabwe is scheduled to have harmonized elections in 2018. Prior to an election, the media has the duty to ensure that the public is informed about relevant electoral matters such as the political parties, candidates, campaign issues and voting processes. Bloggers & Citizen journalists play an important role & have an obligation to ensure voters understand how to exercise their vote. We are inviting bloggers & citizen journalists … Continue reading Open Parly ZW Election Reporting Bootcamp for Bloggers & Citizen Journalists | Apply Now