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Zimbabwe’ embraces the Beneficial Ownership register in its new Companies and Other Business Entities Act

By Joyce Nyamukunda Machiri-Publish What You Pay-Zimbabwe Coordinator Zimbabwe has managed to come up with the new Companies and other Business Entities Act. The Act requires companies to keep and maintain a register of beneficial owners of the company and to file such information with the Registrar of Companies. This …

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Secretive Constitutional Amendment Mischief: Implications of Constitutional Amendment Bill No. 2 on Transparency and Accountability in Zimbabwe’s Mining Sector

By Shamiso Mtisi and Michelle Matsvaire (Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association) Barely six years after adopting a new Constitution, and without making any significant progress in implementing and upholding some of the key provisions of the Constitution, the Government of Zimbabwe intends to amend the 2013 Constitution for the second time. …

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Securing Environmental, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in the Natural Resources Sector

Jurisprudential basis and historiography of EESCR In the genealogy of human rights discourse, rights are grouped into three broad categories. Firstly, we have first generation rights which are essentially civil and political rights, then second generation rights being Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR, and lastly third generation rights also …

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KP CSC Opening Statement at the Mano River Union Regional Meeting Freetown, Sierra Leone (Family Kingdom Hotel)

25 February 2020 Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Hon Foday Rado Yokie EU Ambassador to SL, Mr Tom Vens MRU Deputy Secretary General, Dr Abubakarr Tarawalie GIZ Project Coordinator Mr Patric Makua WDC Executive Director, Elodie Daguzan Chair of WGAAP, Mr Maurice Miema Ladies and gentlemen good morning. Introduction …

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Leveraging on innovation to enhance environmental justice: Envirobot

Written by Richard Ncube, Rodrick Moyo and Josephine Chiname  (Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association) Introduction As the world drives towards the fourth industrial revolution, innovation, information and communication technologies (ICTs), have become indispensable to our daily lives. In that regard, it is becoming almost impossible for any service provider to achieve …

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Transparent governance of the extractives sector critical-Mtisi

By Clarity Sibanda-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Zimbabwe is facing political turmoil, intolerance and human rights violations. By most economic indicators, poverty levels continue increasing and this has been exacerbated by drought. The Southern African country prides itself of vast mineral deposits but many questions have been raised on why the …

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Who wins if Zimbabwe Joins EITI?

By Mukasiri Sibanda & Marco Zaplan Recent news, which the government has not refused, suggested that Zimbabwe is not keen on joining the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI). By joining EITI, the mining sector – the main engine for economic growth, would have been opened for citizens to question government …

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Transparency and the challenging path to accountability, lessons from Gwanda mining community

Mukasiri Sibanda, Emily Nickerson, and Bekezela Maduma Giant strides, in the past decade, have been made by Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign to improve the extractive sector transparency landscape world over. The results are quite telling. 51 countries are now implementing the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) – a global best …

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