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TI Z calls for fair distribution of BVR Centres

Thursday 14 September marked the beginning of voter registration exercise through the Bio-metric Voter Registration (BVR) system in Zimbabwe. This is the first time Zimbabwe is using the BVR Kits provided by Chinese company, Laxton Group Limited. The process which was certified by the President,...

COMMUNITY ACTIVIST TAKES CORRUPTION HEAD ON

Paul Makuvise is a 51 year old man residing in Makuvise village, ward 5 of Buhera District. From an early age Paul had a passion and strong desire to fight for justice and fairness. He recalls many incidences where as a young boy he defended...

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Publicity and Public Awareness Campaign

Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI Z) joins the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) in launching its “You and I Against Corruption” Publicity and Public Awareness Campaign. The campaign coincides with the urgent need to address petty and grand corruption practices that have threatened the attainment of the...

Fighting Corruption through Public Interest Litigation (PIL)

Corruption erodes both the state’s capacity and the public’s confidence in the state to deliver public services to its citizenry. The corrupt management of public resources compromises the state’s ability to deliver an array of services, including health, food, water, shelter, educational and welfare services,...

Information amongst Citizens key towards Electoral Integrity

The 2018 harmonised elections are set to be historic owing to the adoption of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) system, which is aimed at enhancing the conducting of democratic, free and fair elections. Significant strides have already been done by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)...

Striving for free and fair elections in Zimbabwe

A country cannot be truly democratic until its citizens have the opportunity to choose their representatives through elections that are free and fair. Elections are a central feature of democracy. For elections to express the will of the electorate, they must be ‘free and fair’....

Examining Illicit Financial Flows in the Extractive and Wildlife Sectors.

Zimbabwe is currently faced with various economic challenges such as skewed balance of payments and limited investor appetite. These challenges can still be averted given the resources found in Zimbabwe. Increased illicit financial flows act as a stumbling block towards economic recovery. Illicit financial flows...

Electoral Integrity: A necessity in the wake of elections in Zimbabwe

Elections are key in any political and democratic set up. History has shown that elections are highly contested with various stakeholders aiming to sway the results in their favour. In Zimbabwe, the overview shows that elections are synonymous with voter apathy (particularly the youths), violence,...

Informal sector growth impinged by corruption

The upheaval sweeping through the nation of Zimbabwe comes with a new economic and political reality-the informalisation of the country’s economy. Informal trader means any person that carries on a business as a street vendor, hawker and include an employee of such person and for...

Housing Cooperatives a breeding ground for organised corruption

Housing Cooperatives (HC) in Zimbabwe started in the 1980’s as a model that was adopted by government in trying to create pools of financial resources among low income earners to buy land and develop low cost houses. HCs were a bridge for low income home...

Corruption and Doing Business in Zimbabwe

This article by Transparency International Zimbabwe makes an attempt to show the impact of endemic corruption in Zimbabwe’s economy. The article is an extract from TI Z’ ‘s 2015 Annual State of Corruption Report.   High levels of corruption in Zimbabwe have resulted in an increase in...

You Can Stop Corruption

Zimbabwe has good anti-corruption policies, but little progress has been made to deter or punish corruption offenders. As part of the Strengthening Institutions of Transparency and Accountability (SITA) project being supported by the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI Z) in November 2016...

TI-Z warns of Climate Finance Corruption Risk

Corruption has no limits as it permeates all sectors. This article by Transparency International Zimbabwe (TI Z) seeks to raise awareness on the corruption risks that lies in climate financing. Climate financing can be defined as financing channelled by various global and national actors for...

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...