On Friday, the Zimbabwean government gazetted new amendments to the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act that saw changes. Amendments to Zimbabwe’s controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, Chapter (the “Act”), were gazetted on The Zimbabwe government has officially amended the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Act to limit its application to designated.

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The firm also has dedicated China and India practice groups, which focus on the African strategies of these countries. Veritas said it is not clear to what extent the Indigenization and Economic Empowerment General Regulations of remained in force.

The minister responsible for inndigenisation act is empowered to give written permission to a business to comply with the act over a period specified by the minister,” Veritas explained.

Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act – Wikipedia

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It will replace the former National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board, which functioned as an autonomous body outside the Civil Service framework. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: Other critics argued that the bill would only bring money to a few elite Zimbabweans instead of the masses of impoverished locals that were promised to benefit from the bill.


Indigenisation Act Amendments Now Law

Zimbabwe, South Africa pledge to deepen ties. It is also not clear which Minister will be responsible for the Act. These far-reaching changes, first announced in the Budget in Decembershould pave the way for foreign investors wishing to establish operations in the country and boost the economy. This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat If you continue to use this site without changing your cookie settings we assume you consent to the use of cookies on this site.

These are set out in subsections 2 to 4 of section 42 empowermeng the Finance Act, page It is not clear to what extent the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment General Regulations, ,remain in force.

The new fund will be housed within the designated ministry and staffed entirely by members of the civil service.

Veritas makes every effort to ensure reliable information, but cannot take legal responsibility for information supplied. Because the prices of food were too high for most people to afford, the president then set price controls on empowermetn products, discouraging production of the products.

Zimbabwe – Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, (Act 14, ).

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. The same goes for the plethora of general notices made under the Act. Zimbabwe government officially amends indigenization law Source: Now, these rural areas have regressed to empoowerment, because the government has no funds to take care of the centers an build new ones.

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.


ENS africa Africa’s largest law firm. This is not a new idea because there have been proposals for similar transfer actions, but have all come up fruitless. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May All articles with vague or ambiguous acr Vague or ambiguous time from November New foreign entrants to these industries may apply to the ministry for permission to operate in the reserved sectors, motivated by significant employment creation, skills transfer and the creation of sustainable value chains.

This led to a rise in food prices because less food was being grown and harvested. Specifically, over 51 percent of all the businesses in the country will be transferred into local African hands.

The law will give Zimbabweans the right to anr over and control many foreign-owned companies in Zimbabwe. It replaces the former National Indigenization and Economic Empowerment Board, which functioned as an autonomous body outside the civil service framework.

This will be indigenksation unit within the Ministry staffed entirely by members of the Civil Service and headed by a Director. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. This section lays down the general rule that only a business owned by a citizen of Zimbabwe may operate in the twelve reserved sectors.