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  1. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 8) Act, 1989

    Adoption: 1994-02 | ZWE-1994-C-36983

  2. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Export Processing Zones Act [Chapter 14:07]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994 | ZWE-1994-L-41989

    Establishes the Zimbabwe Export Processing Zone Authority, the Zimbabwe Export Processing Zone Board, and provides for the establishment of export processing zones and regulations thereto. Section 56 exempts investors operating and employees employed in the zones from the Labour Relations Act, 1985 (No. 16). The attached Schedule defines the powers of the Authority, which include the power to regulate benefits and working conditions in the zones.

  3. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Magistrates Court (Civil) (Amendment) Rules, 1993 (No. 24) (S.I. No. 248 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 1993-08-01 | ZWE-1993-R-37003

  4. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    High Court of Zimbabwe (Amendment) Rules, 1993 (No. 29) (S.I. No. 251 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-08-20 | Date of entry into force: 1993-08-01 | ZWE-1993-R-37004

    Substitutes Order 5 of the High Court of Zimbabwe Rules of 1971 relating to service of process. Made under section 56 of the High Court of Zimbabwe Act, 1981.

  5. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Small Claims Courts (General) Rules, 1993 (S.I. No. 226 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-16 | ZWE-1993-R-37002

    Consists of 7 Parts, 28 sections and 2 Schedules. Part I provides for application and forms and process of the court. Part II and III deal with commencing of action and defending or consenting to the action. Part IV concerns witnesses and oaths. Part V regulates enforcement of judgments. Part VI deals with the duties of officers of the court and Part VII governs general matters such as non-compliance with these rules, languages used in proceedings and costs. Made under the Small Claims Court Act, 1992.

  6. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    High Court of Zimbabwe (Amendment) Rules, 1993 (No. 28) (S.I. No. 25 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-15 | Date of entry into force: 1993-02-01 | ZWE-1993-R-33435

    Amendments concerning party in default at trial, setting aside of default judgment by consent, application for dismissal of action, failure to make discovery or permit inspection, extension of time, counter-applications, oral evidence in applications, execution of writ for personal attachment and correction, variation and rescission of judgments and orders. Made under section 56 of the High Court of Zimbabwe Act, 1981.

  7. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 12) Act, 1993

    Adoption: 1993 | ZWE-1993-C-36987

  8. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 13) Act, 1993

    Adoption: 1993 | ZWE-1993-C-36988

  9. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 12) Act, 1993.

    Adoption: 1993 | ZWE-1993-C-42862

    Contains various amendments relating to the police force, defence force and prison service.

  10. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rural District Councils (Election) Regulations, 1992 (S.I. No. 392 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-11-13 | ZWE-1992-R-31953

    Provides for rules in respect of nomination of candidates, procedure before commencement of poll, procedure at poll, voting by post, procedure after close of poll and elections in commercial wards.

  11. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Land Acquisition Bill, 1992 [enacted in March 1992]

    Adoption: 1992 | ZWE-1992-L-29272

    This Bill, which became the Land Acquisition Act of 1992, was designed to provide a statutory framework for the acquisition of private lands. It allows the President to compulsorily acquire any land in the interest of defence, public safety, public order, public morality, public health, town and country planning or for a "purpose beneficial to the public generally or to any section of the public." It allows the President to acquire rural land for purposes which include agricultural settlement and the relocation of dispossessed persons. It repeals and replaces the Land Acquisition Act, 1985 (No. 21 of 1985)

  12. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Civil Evidence Act, 1992 (No. 15 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992 | ZWE-1992-L-31957

    Provides for rules in respect of, inter alia, competence and compellability of witnesses, privilege from incrimination in respect of criminal proceedings, penalties or forfeiture, privilege relating to legal profession, privilege in public interest, documentary evidence, opinion evidence, judicial notice, admissibility of certain evidence, books and documents of financial institutions and oaths and affirmations.

  13. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Zimbabwe Investment Centre Act, 1992 (No. 16 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992 | ZWE-1992-L-31958

    Provides for the establishment of the Zimbabwe Investment Centre and its functions, the promotion and coordination of investment, and the constitution and functions of the Zimbabwe Investment Centre Board.

  14. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Small Claims Courts Act, 1992 (No. 20 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992 | ZWE-1992-L-33438

    Establishes small claims courts for the adjudication of small civil claims, makes provisions for the jurisdiction, powers and procedure of small claims courts and provides for related matters.

  15. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Electoral Amendment Act, 1992 (No. 7 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992 | ZWE-1992-L-33439

    Amendments concerning conditions of office of members, disqualification from appointment as member, variation of office by member, removal of members from office, staff of Commission, meetings and procedures of Commission, remuneration and expenses of members, and duties of Registrar-General towards Commission. Repeals sections 36 and 93 of the Electoral Act, 1990.

  16. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Relations Amendment Act, 1992 (No. 12 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992 | ZWE-1992-L-31526

    Amendments in respect of definitions, maternity leave, minimum wage, works councils, workers committees, right to union or association dues, dissolution of employment boards, publication of collective bargaining agreements, functions and powers of and appeals to the Tribunal, employment codes of conduct, employers' records, investigative powers of labour relations officers, and general offences and penalties.

  17. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 10) Act, 1990

    Adoption: 1990 | ZWE-1990-C-36985

  18. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 11) Act, 1990

    Adoption: 1990 | ZWE-1990-C-36986

  19. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 9) Act, 1989

    Adoption: 1989 | ZWE-1989-C-36984

  20. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Rural District Councils Act 1988 (No. 8)

    Adoption: 1988 | ZWE-1988-L-29271

    This Act provides for the declaration of districts and the establishment of rural district councils; it confers certain duties on those councils and provides for the administration of theirs areas; and it repeals the General Administration Act and the Rural Councils Act. The powers and duties of the councils include, inter alia, matters in regard to drainage and sewage, the acquisition of land, and the creation of cooperatives.

  21. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 6) Act, 1987 (No. 15 of 1987)

    Adoption: 1987 | Date of entry into force: 1987-09-21 | ZWE-1987-C-36981

    Provisions in respect to elections.

  22. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 7) Act, 1987 (No. 23 of 1987)

    Adoption: 1987 | ZWE-1987-C-36982

    Substitutes Chapter IV relating to the executive.

  23. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Emergency Powers Amendment Act 1986. No. 2.

    Adoption: 1986 | ZWE-1986-L-2609

    Makes minor amendments to ss. 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Emergency Powers Act (Ch. 83). Adds new ss. 6 and 7 empowering the President to make regulations, once a Constitutional resolution has been passed, in regard to preventive detention of persons and matters related thereto.

  24. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Land Acquisition Act, 1985 (No. 21)

    Adoption: 1985 | ZWE-1985-L-29273

    This Act, which was later repealed and replaced by the Land Acquisition Act of 1992, empowered the President to compulsorily acquire land under certain specified circumstances.

  25. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 5) Act 1985.

    Adoption: 1985 | ZWE-1985-C-1574

    Act to amend the Constitution of Zimbabwe. Amends ss. 35, 40, 61, 70 and 87 and inserts a new s. 111A in the Constitution promulgated in 1979.

  26. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Citizen of Zimbabwe Act (No. 23 of 1984)(Chapter 4), 1996 Revision.

    Adoption: 1984-12-01 | ZWE-1984-L-57015

    Makes provisions additional to those contained in Arts. 4,5,6 and 7 of the Constitution regarding citizenship.

  27. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Citizenship of Zimbabwe Act (Chapter 4:01). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-12-01 | ZWE-1984-L-101340

  28. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Small Enterprises Development Corporation Act [Chapter 24:12]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984-11-16 | ZWE-1984-L-104406

    AN ACT to establish the Small Enterprises Development Corporation and to provide for the functions thereof; to provide for the constitution and functions of the Small Enterprises Development Board; to regulate the financial affairs of the Small Enterprises Development Corporation; and to provide for matters incidental to and connected with the foregoing.

  29. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Companies Regulations (No. 178 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984 | Date of entry into force: 1984-06-24 | ZWE-1984-R-57003

    Regulations issued under the Companies Act (Chapter 190) providing for the licensing of corporate entities.

  30. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Labour Act [Chapter 28:01]. (Labour Relations Act, 1984 (Act 16 of 1985)) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1984 | ZWE-1984-L-1850

    Part I. Preliminary: short title, interpretation, purpose, application)
    Part II. Fundamental rights of employees: union membership, prohibition of forced labour, protection against discrimination, etc.9
    Part III. Unfair labour practices
    Part IV. General conditions of employment: employment of young persons, duration and termination of contracts, remuneration, dismissal, retrenchment, benefits upon termination, sick leave, vacation leave, special leave, weekly rest, benefits in case of death of the employer, right of retention of employment in case of transfer of a business, maternity leave)
    Part V. Advisory councils and wage and salary control: advisory councils, minimum wages, etc.)
    Part VI. Workers committees: formation and functions
    Part VII. Trade unions, employers organizations and federations of trade unions and employers organizations
    Part VIII. Employment councils
    Part IX. Repealed
    Part X. Collective bargaining agreements negotiated by trade unions and employers organizations
    Part XI. Labour court
    Part XII. Determination of disputes and unfair labour practices
    Part XIII. Collective job action
    Part XIV. Employment agencies
    Part XV. General

    The Act repeals the Industrial Conciliation Act (Ch. 267), as published in the Legislative Series (LS 1964 - SR 1A, B, C), the Minimum Wages Act, 1980, and the Employment Act, 1980 which was also published in the Legislative Series (LS 1980 - Zim. 1). Consolidation available.

  31. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ombudsman Act [Chapter 10:18]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1982-09-10 | ZWE-1982-L-101337

    AN ACT to make provision for the Ombudsman, the Deputy Ombudsman and the staff of the Ombudsman; to provide for their powers, duties and procedures; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

  32. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    War Victims Compensation Act [Chapter 11:16]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1980-11-14 | ZWE-1980-L-101332

  33. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment Act 1980 (No. 13).

    Adoption: 1980 | ZWE-1980-L-11931

    Act to provide for the regulation of conditions of employment, for the registration of private employment bureaus and for the control of the recruiting of persons for employment within or beyond the borders of Zimbabwe; to repeal the African Juveniles Employment Act, the African Labour Regulation Act, the Foreign Migratory Labour Act and the Masters and Servants Act; to amend the Industrial Conciliation Act; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing. No. 13.

  34. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Constitution

    Zimbabwe Constitution Order 1979 (S.I. 1979/1600 of the United Kingdom). - Constitution on-line Constitution as amended to 13 February 2009

    Adoption: 1979-12-06 | Date of entry into force: 1980-04-18 | ZWE-1979-C-492

    Schedule: Constitution of Zimbabwe. Consolidation available.

  35. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Prisons Act [Chapter 7:11]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1956-04-23 | ZWE-1956-L-61345

    Comprehensive legislation on establishment and management of prisons. Divided into 23 parts. These deal with: establishment of prisons; prison service and appointment of prison officers; prison service commission; powers and duties of prison officers; appointment and duties of medical officers; official visitors, visiting justices, ministers of religion and prisoners aid societies; desertion and mutiny; admission and confinement of prisoners; segregation and classification of prisoners; custody and removal of prisoners; labour of prisoners; maintenance; prohibited articles and areas; discipline of prisoners; escapes; corporal punishment; prisoners under sentence of death; remission of sentence; release of prisoners on licence or order; report on long-term prisoners; and discharge of prisoners. Section 76 regulates employment of convicted prisoners. Establishes that every prisoner under sentence of imprisonment may be kept for labour within or outside the precints of any prison in any part of Zimbabwe, and in any employment approved by Minister. Prisoner shall not be required to perform labour if judicial officer passing sentence has specified that sentence of imprisonment shall be without labour. Female prisoners shall not be employed outside a prison except on the recommendation of a medical officer, and then only on such labour as may be prescribed.

  36. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Commission of Inquiry Act (No. 4 of 1991) (Chapter 10), 1996 Revision.

    Adoption: 1941 | Date of entry into force: 1941-07-04 | ZWE-1941-L-57020

    Grants the President broad powers to appoint commissions of inquiry into matters of public concern.

  37. Zimbabwe - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act [Chapter 9:07]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1927-06-01 | ZWE-1927-L-61340

    Consolidates and amends law relating to procedure and evidence in criminal cases. Divided into 21 parts. These deal with: prosecution at public instance, private prosecutions, prescription of offences, arrests, search warrants and seizures, preparatory examinations, confirmation of extra-curial statements, bail, indictments and charges, procedure before commencement of trial, procedure after commencement of trial, procedures in respect of cases adjourned under section 54 of Magistrates Court Act, witnesses and evidence in criminal proceedings, discharge of accused persons, previous convictions and finger-prints, judgment on criminal trial, punishments, compensation and restitution, and pardon and commutation.

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