Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance: An Analysis

By MISA Zimbabwe Introduction The advent of the Internet and related technological developments have been celebrated for providing platforms for widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of freedom of expression and access to information rights and conducting of transactions online among other aspects. Indeed, Africa in general, and in Zimbabwe in particular, has witnessed growth in internet …

The post Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance: An Analysis appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance: An Analysis

By MISA Zimbabwe Introduction The advent of the Internet and related technological developments have been celebrated for providing platforms for widespread and ‘unrestricted’ exercise of freedom of expression and access to information rights and conducting of transactions online among other aspects. Indeed, Africa in general, and in Zimbabwe in particular, has witnessed growth in internet …

The post Cyber Security And Data Protection Bill Entrenches Surveillance: An Analysis appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
SADC Troika meets to consider security situation in Mozambique

By Pearl Matibe The Troika — of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) is meeting in Harare as confirmed by official announcements made by Botswana, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. 3-days ago on 16 May, the Ministry of International Trade and Cooperation of Botswana, officially announced that President Mokgweetsi Masisi was set to travel to Zimbabwe to …

The post SADC Troika meets to consider security situation in Mozambique appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
Parliament’s adjournment stalls law-making process

By Lovemore Chazingwa/ James Sakala The decision by Parliament to adjourn its main sittings due to fears of the COVID-19 pandemic will likely affect the country’s law-making process. President Emmerson Mnangagwa in September last year tabled about 28 Bills that are supposed to be tackled in this Second Session of the 9th Parliament of Zimbabwe. …

The post Parliament’s adjournment stalls law-making process appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
Bring your tablets for software configurations, MPs told

Legislators who will be attending Parliament on Tuesday have been urged to bring their Samsung tablets so that they can go under software configurations. The tablets are part of a move towards a Paper-less Parliament as the legislature moves to curb printing costs for its various documents especially the Order Papers. Parliament has not been …

The post Bring your tablets for software configurations, MPs told appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
Cyber Bill finally gazetted, Should we be afraid?

Government has finally gazetted the much-awaited Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill 2019 which seeks among other things to consolidate cyber-related offences in Zimbabwe. Although Cyber laws are important as the use of internet and technology increases in the world, some analysts are sceptical that some governments might take advantage to criminalise the use of …

The post Cyber Bill finally gazetted, Should we be afraid? appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
Lockdown continues, Kombis stay out, says Mnangagwa

By Staff Writer President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the lockdown which is meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 will continue indefinitely while government will be monitoring progress. Most Zimbabweans especially those in the informal sector whose lives have been literally put on halt had hoped government will remove the restrictions so that they can …

The post Lockdown continues, Kombis stay out, says Mnangagwa appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
Lockdown continues, Kombis stay out, says Mnangagwa

By Staff Writer President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the lockdown which is meant to curb the spread of COVID-19 will continue indefinitely while government will be monitoring progress. Most Zimbabweans especially those in the informal sector whose lives have been literally put on halt had hoped government will remove the restrictions so that they can …

The post Lockdown continues, Kombis stay out, says Mnangagwa appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more
We dont throw away citizens views, says Parliament

Parliament Budget Office (PBO) director Pepukai Chivore has urged Zimbabweans to continue participating in Parliament public consultations, adding that all the views are captured and considered. Section 13(2) of the Zimbabwe Constitution calls on the government to involve the people in the formulation and implementation of development plans programs that affect them. However, there has …

The post We dont throw away citizens views, says Parliament appeared first on Open Parly.

Read more