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End Forbes Border Post Corruption

ZIMBABWE’s economy is reeling from a liquidity crunch due to failure to attract enough foreign direct investment and generate more money from exports as well as a thriving manufacturing sector. However, one of the biggest drawbacks to attempts to resuscitate the country’s productive sector remains...

Afro Barometer Survey: Connecting the dots using the Corruption lens.

The recent survey conducted by Mass Public Opinion Institute through Afro Barometer presents a current public opinion on governance issues in Zimbabwe. Critics have been quick to demystify the findings as embellished and divorced from the socio-economic challenges faced by most citizens. In this article,...

Corruption and Elections in Zimbabwe

This article by Transparency International Zimbabwe seeks to elevate discussion on the nexus between corruption and elections in Zimbabwe; a discussion highly relevant especially now when the nation prepares for the 2018 elections. This article is informed by a Chapter on Corruption and the Political...

Corruption Hampering Access to Maternal Health

1 in 5 women die from child birth in Zimbabwe; this is according to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare. The ministry also expressed concern over the rising maternal deaths recorded in various parts of the country . Latest statistics from the ministry indicates...

Understanding Bribery in Zimbabwe

While a lot of media, political and public attention has been on grand corruption, petty level corruption in the form of bribery has been ignored and undermined. Transparency International defines bribery as the offering, promising, giving, accepting or soliciting of an advantage as an inducement...

CORRUPTION: AN IMPEDIMENT TO THE ENJOYMENT OF SOCIO- ECONOMIC RIGHTS

In 2013, Zimbabwe adopted a new constitution, Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 20) Act 2013 and for the first time it clearly sets out the declaration of rights and other fundamental rights. Socio economic rights are enshrined in the declaration of rights. Socio economic rights...

Urbanization and the New Urban Agenda

Recently Transparency International Zimbabwe took part at the World Bank Conference and had the opportunity to present a paper on Land Corruption and the New Urban Agenda using Harare and Johannesburg as case studies. Issues that emerged during the conference highlighted that urbanization remains one of...

The Role of Legal Practitioners in the Fight Against Corruption

Published in the Newsday. Legal practitioners are key actors in the legal system and as ministers in the temple of justice have a crucial role to play in the fight against corruption. Section 63 of the Legal Practitioners Act provides that: “A lawyer shall uphold and...

SEXTORTION- A FORM OF GENDER BASED CORRUPTION

Published in the Newsday 15 march 2017 Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2017 under the theme #BeBoldForChange. Sadly, the impact of corruption on women remains least explored and discussed by key developmental and...

Bio-metric Voter Registration: Promoting Electoral Integrity

Published in the Newsday on March 22 2017 The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has begun the roll-out of the Bio-metric Voter Registration (BVR) in preparation for the 2018 harmonized elections.  BVR incorporates total automatic data capturing with advanced technology from captured digital images of voter forms....

TI Z Responses to Published Defamatory Articles

Extract BM: Corruption at Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) reads like a script from a Hollywood movie yet that organisation is expected to promote accountability and good governance. There had been numerous reports of graft but no one ever had the opportunity and zeal to fully...

Harare typhoid a result of land corruption

As Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ), we place the blame for typhoid outbreak on the corrupt allocation of land by politicians at variance with local authorities’ physical and spatial planning. Over the last decade or so, land barons and politicians have been colluding to parcel out land...

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Corruption rampant within the informal sector

By Byron Mutingwende Corruption remains high in the informal sector despite spirited efforts by Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) to address the vice. Cross-border traders said on Friday 2 December 2016 that there is rampant corruption at the borders, especially following the enactment of the Statutory Instrument (SI)...

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TIZ capacitates CBOs to fight corruption

By Byron Mutingwende Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ), through its Community Mobilisation and Advocacy (CMA) unit has targeted community-based organisations (CBOs) to capacitate their leaders to be able to train their members to craft initiatives to fight against corruption. Speaking at the Methodist Women’s Centre in Epworth during...

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Parliamentarians play crucial role in curbing corruption

By Byron Mutingwende Parliamentarians play a crucial role in curbing corruption through creating legislation that enhances access to justice and fair distribution of resources. The Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC), a unit of Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) led by its Team Leader, Danai Mabuto engaged the...

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‘Digitalize land system to avoid corruption’

BY Tariro Guwira Mutare- Transparency International Zimbabwe (TIZ) has called for the digitalisation of the land registry system after a survey revealed that 60 percent of people in Mutare paid a bribe to access land at City Council. Speaking at a Land Corruption Stakeholder dialogue meeting last week...

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Bogus Co-ops to be flashed out

By Tariro Guwira Mutare- Ministry of small and medium enterprises (SME’S) and Transparency International in Zimbabwe has launched a survey to sweep out bogus housing cooperatives that have duped desperate and innocent people their money. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting last week Mutare District Co-operatives Development officer in...