POLICY BRIEF - Harnessing Zimbabwe’s Potential for Green Energy and Green Jobs in the Energy Sector

POLICY BRIEF - Harnessing Zimbabwe’s Potential for Green Energy and Green Jobs in the Energy Sector
  • Year Published 2015

My Socio Economic Rights

Reading this booklet will transform your world. Knowing that the necessities of life, such as food security, the highest possible level of health, education, housing, basic public utilities, transport, decent work and a living wage are your socio-economic rights will empower you to defend and exercise them. These rights are entrenched in various international law instruments such as the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the United Nations Charter. In other countries such as South Africa, these rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights section of their constitution. Poor governance and corporate-driven globalisation are some of the…
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FUNDAMENTAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS FRAMEWORK

The necessities of life such as food, health, education, housing, basic public utilities (water, electricity, sanitation etc), transport and decent work are socio-economic rights: but this is seldom known. These rights are entrenched in international law instruments such as the African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights, the UN Charter. In South Africa they are enshrined in the Bill of Rights section of their constitution. Zimbabwe has not legally adopted these rights, neither does it practice a rights-based approach to development.
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Beyond the Enclave. Towards a Pro-Poor and Inclusive Development Strategy for Zimbabwe

Beyond the Enclave sets out to unravel the contradiction of a country, Zimbabwe, where a rich, diverse resource base co-exists with endemic poverty. One reason lies in the colonial economy, which was predicated on an ideology of white supremacy, creating an enclave formal economy employing one-fifth of the labour force. Yet over three decades after independence, the non-formal segment has become even more entrenched. This book assesses Zimbabwe's economy through three main phases: 1980-90 when a strong social policy framework proved difficult to sustain due to erratic growth, and 1991-96, when 'structural adjustment' demanded a market-driven approach to development. The…
  • Year Published 2011

The Decent Work Agenda in Zimbabwe

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  • Year Published 2006

The Search For Sustainable Human Development In Africa

In 1995, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) developed an alternative to the IMF/World Bank inspired Economic Structural Adjustment Programme (ESAP) called ‘Beyond ESAP, Framework for a long-term development strategy in Zimbabwe beyond the economic structural adjustment programme, (ESAP).’ Following discussions around the ‘Beyond ESAP’ document at various levels (national, regional and continental), it was agreed that given the widespread implementation of neo-liberal policies across the region, continent and indeed at the global level, it was imperative to develop alternatives at all these levels. To push the work forward, an advocacy programme was developed as part of the ‘Beyond…
  • Year Published 2007