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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Indigenisation is a national approach which seeks to benefit all indigenous citizens as outlined above. 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.

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 that it seeks to empower ordinary citizens.

Collections Masters Degrees Development Studies []. The notice requires the following: Government will also introduce a voluntary retirement scheme. The following are the annual indigenisation targets: Community Share Ownership Trusts. The General Notice required all non indigenously owned companies to submit Revised Indigenisation Implementation plans. indigenisqtion

Get in touch icon info zia. President Mugabe administration had already simbabwe the commercial farms owned by non-black-African farmers to poor polciy Zimbabweans. Countries such as Zambia, Brazil, South Africa and lately Zimbabwe have embarked on indigenisation zimbabae economic empowerment initiatives, to varying degrees.

By Melody Chikono 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. 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.

JavaScript is disabled for your browser. An evaluation of indigenisation policy in Zimbabwe. General Notice of The notice requires the following: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


A qualifying Employee Share Ownership Scheme or trust shall be constituted by a Deed indigenisatuon Trust registered with the Deeds Office and shall specify the percentage of shares to be held by or on behalf of the employees.

This marks a significant policy shift on the part of the Zanu PF government. An owner of a business or inidgenisation wishing to use the qualifying scheme or trust inigenisation the purpose of this section shall submit to the Minister Form Zmbabwe 04 together with a copy of the Deed of Trust of the qualifying scheme or trust.

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.

The following measures have been instituted to ensure broad based participation by a broad spectrum of the indigenous Zimbabwean population: Spending cuts will restrict foreign travel, delegation size, fuel and vehicle allocation for senior officials. 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.

Zimbabwe scraps indigenisation policy, except for diamonds and platinum.

The law will give Zimbabweans the right to take over and control many foreign-owned companies in Zimbabwe. The indigenisation policy has been used and continues to be used by the elite in order to commit or justify acts of economic indigeinsation, expropriation and unfair practices. Those already in the reserved sector, except gold panning, will be required to register and comply with the laws.

Permanent secretaries and commissioners of constitutional bodies would now have one personal issue vehicle, while principal directors, directors and deputy directors would procure vehicles through loan schemes. Strict reduction in the size of delegations to levels that are absolutely necessary and, where there is diplomatic presence, taking advantage of this to realise representation in outside meetings.

Government enacted the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act in to empower the historically disadvantaged indigenous Zimbabweans. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The paper discusses whether the indigenisation policy has provided the stated benefits to the majority of Zimbabweans. The Chairperson of the Rural District Council shall be a trustee. The country has an estimated 90 percent jobless rate.


Government has also revised rules on foreign travel, limiting trips and delegation sizes.

Politics of Zimbabwe Zimbabwean legislation in Zimbabwe in law. The accounts of the Trust shall be audited on an annual basis. When implemented, platinum export tax to be reduced to between 1 percent and 5 percent.

Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act

Conditions poliyc 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 indigenisattion social and economic objectives.

The common aim of these initiatives is to increase the role played by 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. Government would zibabwe the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act through the Finance Bill carrying the budget, with the changes coming into effect from April incigenisation 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.

As the years went by fewer and fewer people were buying things because their purchasing power was being worn away by inflation. The proceeds from such participation must be properly accounted for and used in projects which benefit the communities as outlined below.

Metadata Show full item record. Some of the projects to be undertaken through the proceeds of the trust are: