Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act. For the convenience of (a) the Zimbabwe ~lining Development Corporation established in. The Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act (Chapter ) of is not ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT POLICY IN ZIMBABWE. GOVERNMENT has removed the local ownership requirement for foreign investment into the country, save for the diamond and platinum sectors, Finance.

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Government will also introduce a voluntary retirement scheme.

Those already in the reserved sector, except gold panning, will be required to register and comply with the laws. Money accruing to the Trust from such shareholding in a business shall be used for the provision of social and economic infrastructure in line with the priorities of the communities concerned.

This is not a new idea because there have been proposals for similar transfer actions, but have all come up fruitless.

The proceeds from such participation must be properly accounted for and used in projects which benefit the communities as outlined below. Chinamasa said the reduction of ministries from 27 to the current 21 would also result in the reduction of government staff. The law will give Zimbabweans the right to take over and control many foreign-owned companies in Zimbabwe. Views Read Edit View history. By Melody Chikono The regulations compelling investors to sell controlling equity stakes will now only apply to diamonds indigeniwation platinum extraction while other sectors of the economy will be spared.

The following are the minimum requirements: The country has an estimated 90 percent jobless rate. The common aim of these initiatives is to increase pllicy role played by the previously marginalized population groups in the mainstream zimbbawe and to correct imbalances in resource ownerships construed as a major cause of vulnerability and obstacle to economic growth and development.

Govt overhauls indigenisation

The regulations compelling investors to sell controlling equity stakes will now only apply to diamonds and platinum extraction while other sectors of the economy will be spared. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. Chinamasa, whose austerity measures were frustrated by former President Robert Mugabe, announced spending curbs that would see government maintaining a freeze on new recruitment to fill vacant posts and the retirement of officers aged above 65 years.


Community Share Ownership Trusts. Zimbabwe scraps indigenisation policy, except for diamonds and platinum.

When implemented, platinum export tax to be reduced to between 1 percent and 5 percent. As the country seeks to attract both local and indigrnisation investments, Chinamasa said existing and potential investors should be fully guided by the amendments. Retrieved from ” https: The following notices have been published for the mining and manufacturing sector: He also promised parastatal reforms, with those which cannot be rehabilitated being privatised or shut down.

Some of the projects to be undertaken through the proceeds of the trust are: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Abstract The need to redress the skewed ownership of productive assets has given rise to the process of indigenisation and economic empowerment processes in many previously colonized countries.

General Notice of The General Notice required all non indigenously owned companies to submit Revised Indigenisation Implementation plans.

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Wikipedia articles needing clarification from May All articles with vague or ambiguous time Vague or ambiguous time from November As indigehisation years went by fewer and fewer people were buying things because their purchasing power was being worn away by inflation.

Specifically, over 51 percent of all the businesses in the country will be transferred into local African hands.

An evaluation of indigenisation policy in Zimbabwe.

Spending cuts will restrict foreign travel, delegation size, fuel and vehicle allocation for senior officials. An owner of a business or employer wishing to use the qualifying scheme or trust for the purpose of this section shall submit to the Minister Form IDG 04 together with a copy of the Deed of Trust of the qualifying scheme or trust.


They are immense benefits to the business, staff and the nation in following such an arrangement. Community Share Ownership Schemes or Trusts shall be established by businesses involved in the commercial exploitation of natural resources, including minerals since the relevant communities have the natural right to benefit from their God-given resources.

Countries such as Zambia, Brazil, South Africa and lately Zimbabwe have embarked on indigenisation or economic empowerment initiatives, to varying degrees. Because the prices of food were too high for most people to afford, the president then set price controls on many products, discouraging production of the products.

Ministry Gallery Ministry in Photos. The value of shares to be disposed of to designated entities shall be calculated on the basis of a valuation agreed to between the Minister and the non indigenous mining business concerned, which shall take into account the State Sovereign Ownership of the mineral s exploited or proposed to be exploited.

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Metadata Show full item record. The indigenisation policy has been used and continues to be used by the elite in order to commit or justify acts of economic banditry, expropriation and unfair practices.

This marks a significant policy shift on the part of the Zanu PF government. The disposal of shares was to be achieved within six months of gazetting General Notice of General Notice of The notice requires the following: Zimbabwe Investment Authority Our People.