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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He also promised parastatal reforms, with those which cannot be rehabilitated being privatised or shut down. JavaScript is disabled for your browser. The common aim of these initiatives is to increase the role played zimbabwr the previously marginalized population groups in the mainstream economy and to correct imbalances in resource ownerships construed as a major cause of vulnerability and obstacle to economic growth and development.

Majority local ownership scrapped for most sectors, except for diamond and platinum sectors. Specifically, over 51 percent of all the businesses in the country will be transferred into local African hands.

Zimbabwe scraps indigenisation policy, except for diamonds and platinum.

Retrieved from ” https: Those already in the reserved sector, except gold panning, will indiigenisation required to register and comply with the laws. The notice requires the following: 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. Money indifenisation to the Trust from such shareholding in izmbabwe business shall be used for the provision of social and economic infrastructure in line with the priorities of the communities concerned.

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.

Some features of this site may not work without it. General Notice of The General Notice required all non indigenously owned companies to submit Revised Indigenisation Implementation plans. Spending cuts will restrict foreign travel, delegation size, fuel and vehicle allocation for senior officials.


The controversial Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment policy in Zimbabwe has been dismissed by many as a statutory instrument designed to suit the interests of politicians contrary to assurances zimnabwe it seeks to empower ordinary citizens.

Collections Masters Degrees Development Studies []. Retrieved 7 January The proceeds from pplicy participation must be properly accounted for and used in projects which benefit the communities as outlined below. An evaluation of indigenisation policy in Zimbabwe.

The following measures have been instituted to ensure broad based participation by a broad spectrum of the indigenous Zimbabwean population: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

This page was last edited on 20 Novemberat Government enacted the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act in to empower the historically disadvantaged indigenous Zimbabweans. 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 Indigenisation is a national approach which seeks to benefit all indigenous citizens as outlined above.

Tragic truth behind Indigenisation policy

Metadata Show full item record. General Notice of The notice requires the following: They are immense benefits to the business, staff and the nation in following such an arrangement. A indlgenisation Employee Share Ownership Scheme or trust shall be constituted by a Deed of Trust registered with the Deeds Office and shall specify the percentage of shares to be held by or on behalf of the employees.

Government will also introduce a voluntary retirement scheme. Analysts, however, still insist that government should repeal the policy to enable Zimbabwe to attract more foreign investments with low FDI inflows over the years being recorded.


Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act

Some of the projects to be undertaken through the proceeds of the trust are: Ondigenisation projects exempted from corporate tax for 5 years, after which a 15 percent tax rate applies. Conditions subject to approval will include the ability of the business to create employment, availability of opportunity for the transfer of skills and technology for the benefit of local people, promotion of the creation of sustainable value chains as well as the ability of the business to meet the prescribed social and economic objectives.

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 indigenieation bill. Zimbabwe Investment Authority Our People. The regulations compelling investors indigenisatoin sell controlling equity stakes will now only apply to diamonds and platinum extraction while other sectors of the economy will be spared.

Countries such as Zambia, Brazil, South Africa and lately Zimbabwe have embarked on indigenisation or economic empowerment initiatives, to varying degrees. When implemented, platinum export tax to be reduced to between 1 percent and 5 percent. The paper discusses whether the indigenisation policy has provided the stated benefits to the majority of Zimbabweans. Government has also revised rules on foreign travel, limiting trips and delegation sizes. The General Notice required all non indigenously owned companies to submit Revised Indigenisation Implementation plans.

As the years went by fewer and fewer people were buying things because their purchasing power was being worn away by inflation. The accounts of the Trust shall be audited on an annual basis. As the country seeks to attract both local and foreign investments, Chinamasa said existing and potential investors should be fully guided by the amendments.

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