ZEPARU with financial support from OXFAM Zimbabwe held a policy dialogue on Prospects and Sustainability of Community Share Ownership Trusts (CSOTs) in Zimbabwe on the 18 June, 2019 at Rainbow Towers, Harare.
The policy dialogue aimed at assessing the performance and sustainability of CSOTs following the 2018 Finance Act which repealed sections of the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, and restricted provisions and requirements of the Indigenisation Act to the platinum and diamond mining sectors. To date, there are 61 registered CSOTs with 60 in rural communities and 1 in an urban community.
The policy dialogue was attended by various stakeholders including traditional Chiefs, the academia, Ministry officials, researchers and members of the Association of Community Share Ownership Trusts in Zimbabwe.
ZEPARU would like to extend sincere appreciation and gratitude to Chief Ndondo (Umguza CSOT), Chief Musana (Bindura CSOT), Chief Murambwa (Mhondoro-Ngezi CSOT), Chief Masunda (Zvishavane CSOT), Chief Rusike (Goromonzi CSOT), Chief Nhema (Tongogara CSOT), Chief Negove (Mberengwa CSOT), Chief Marange (Mutare CSOT) and all stakeholders who joined us. Your input, comments and insights are much appreciated.
The policy brief highlighting the policy dialogue outcomes and recommendations will be available for download soon.