INDIGENISATION AND ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ACT IN ZIMBABWE PDF

The amendments, contained in the Finance Act, which was published in a March 14 Government Gazette Extraordinary, also extend ownership of businesses in the 12 reserved sectors to "citizens of Zimbabwe" as opposed to "indigenous citizens. The new fund will be housed within the designated ministry and staffed entirely by members of the civil service. It replaces the former National Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Board, which functioned as an autonomous body outside the civil service framework. In addition, the continued operation of businesses by non-citizens in designated areas will be subject to them opening and maintaining bank accounts in accordance with the law. Veritas Zimbabwe, an organization that provides information on the work of the Parliament of Zimbabwe and laws of the country, applauded the amendments.

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The amendments, contained in the Finance Act, which was published in a March 14 Government Gazette Extraordinary, also extend ownership of businesses in the 12 reserved sectors to "citizens of Zimbabwe" as opposed to "indigenous citizens. The new fund will be housed within the designated ministry and staffed entirely by members of the civil service. It replaces the former National Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Board, which functioned as an autonomous body outside the civil service framework.

In addition, the continued operation of businesses by non-citizens in designated areas will be subject to them opening and maintaining bank accounts in accordance with the law. Veritas Zimbabwe, an organization that provides information on the work of the Parliament of Zimbabwe and laws of the country, applauded the amendments. The organization noted that any person is now free to invest in, form, operate and acquire ownership or control of any other business outside the reserved ones.

The 12 reserved sectors are: transportation passenger buses, taxis and car hire services ; retail and wholesale trade; barber shops, hairdressing and beauty salons; employment agencies; estate agencies; valet services; grain milling; bakeries; tobacco grading and packaging; advertising agencies; provision of local arts and crafts and their marketing and distribution; and artisanal mining.

Veritas said a new section of the amended act is designed to ensure that in the course of time at least 51 percent of any designated extractive business is owned through an appropriate designated entity.

Ownership can be with or without the participation of a community share-ownership scheme or employee share-ownership scheme or trust. The minister responsible for the act is empowered to give written permission to a business to comply with the act over a period specified by the minister," Veritas explained. Non-citizens wishing to open businesses in a reserved sector after Jan.

The amendments also provide for the continuation of certain tax incentives enjoyed before March 14, , and give an opportunity for businesses to revise indigenization implementation plans already approved under the law on indigenization. Veritas said it is not clear to what extent the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment General Regulations of remained in force. The responsible minister should clarify this by amending or repealing the regulations and notices as soon as possible," Veritas said.

It is also not clear which minister will be responsible for the act since no current minister has the word "indigenization" in his or her title.

Veritas urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to clarify the position as soon as possible by assigning the act to one of his ministers. Editor: Lifang.

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Amendments to Indigenisation & Economic Empowerment Act - from Finance Act of 14 March 2018

Samurn Indigenisation Act Amendments Now Law Many of these same items were indigwnisation on the black market which led to an increasing inflation rate. Businesses wishing to amend previously approved indigenisation implementation plans may, within 60 days of the commencement of the Act, submit a revised plan to the minister for approval. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May All articles with vague avt ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from November The President should clarify the position as soon as possible by assigning the Act to one of his Ministers and publishing notice of the assignment. Zimbabwe government officially amends indigenization law Source: Veritas said a new section of the amended act is designed to ensure that in the course of time at least 51 percent of any designated extractive business is owned through an appropriate designated entity. Instead they were tucked away in the annual Finance Act, which deals mainly with taxation and as usual was passed by Parliament with little debate. While many recognise the unique opportunities for trade, investment and growth that Africa represents, predicting in-country and across region risks is not easy, particularly given the rate of exponential change impacting multiple indicators, whether economic, political, technological or social. The amendments also provide for the continuation of certain tax incentives enjoyed before March 14,and give an opportunity for businesses to revise indigenization implementation plans already approved under the law on indigenization.

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