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How to choose a company name

Companies Weekly is a series of articles in which we enlighten interested persons in all matters relating to company law in Zimbabwe and the associated procedures in the Companies Office. In this week’s update, we focus on how to choose a company name. Often times various names have been rejected for reservation without sufficient explanation […]

Assessing the concept of Special Economic Zones – 5 years down the line

On 7th February 2020, the Zimbabwe government gazetted the much anticipated Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37]. The Act was introduced in order to promote and facilitate investment in the country, and also repealed and replaced the Special Economic Zones Act [Chapter 14:34]. This effectively made the ZIDA act the new legislation governing […]

COVID 19 Alert – Temporary shutting down of court operations

We wish to notify our valued clients of the Practice Direction Number 6 of 2021 issued by the Chief Justice of Zimbabwe with regards to the temporary shutting down of court operations until 19 August 2021 except for initial remands, urgent applications and processes and bail applications. During this period, new ordinary court filings such […]

MawereSibanda Celebrates 20 Years of Establishment

When a man looks into a mirror, the image reflects who he is today, but it also reveals who he used to be. Although appearances change, many of the underlying characteristics remain the same. The same is true of MawereSibanda Commercial Lawyers, as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and reflect on who we are now. 2021 is […]

Labour: Minimum wages gazetted in first quarter of 2021

In the first quarter of 2021, a number of industries reviewed the minimum wage payable by an employer. The industries covered in this note are the Engineering Iron and Steel Industry, Printing, Packaging and Newspaper Industry, Textile Industry, Insurance and Pensions Industry and Catering Industry. Download Minimum wages gazetted in first quarter of 2021 (free […]

MawereSibanda recognised in Chambers 2021 ranking of the world’s leading lawyers

MawereSibanda has been highly recommended by London-based international directory Chambers Global 2021. According to Chambers & Partners commentary, MawereSibanda is lauded for being professional, knowledgeable and responsive,” and sources perceive it to be “one of the most respected firms in Zimbabwe.” In addition to the firm ranking, V. B. Sibanda and Tatenda Mawere, founding partners […]

Mozambique joins the Banjul System

With effect from 15 August 2020, brand owners can use the Banjul system to protect their marks in Mozambique and ten other countries by filing one application and paying one set of fees. On 15 May 2020, Mozambique deposited its instrument of accession to the Banjul Protocol on Marks with the Director General of ARIPO, […]

What You Need to Know about the Deferral of Rental Mortgage During Lockdown

On 29th April 2020, the President of Zimbabwe issued the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) (Deferral of Rent and Mortgage Payments During National Lockdown) Regulations, 2020[1] on account that the national lockdown had put many people on forced leave from employment and therefore the people were unable to pay for their rentals and mortgage payment for […]