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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...

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...