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Zimbabwe official publications

Guide to current official publications in the British Library.

Zimbabwe Government web site: http://www.zim.gov.zw/

This gives links to government ministries and departments.

The territory which is now Zimbabwe was granted the status of a self-governing colony in 1923 under the name of Southern Rhodesia. In 1953 it joined Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland to form the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. When this federation was dissolved on December 31st 1963, Rhodesia reverted to the status of self-governing colony. On 11th December 1965 the white-dominated government under Ian Smith issued a unilateral declaration of independence and remained in power until elections in 1979 and 1980 heralded majority rule and independence as the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The legislature is the unicameral House of Assembly.

Acts

CSD.331/2

Holdings: 1924-1995

Acts for 1926-1936 are bound with the Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Council.

Annual economic review of Zimbabwe

CSD.325/20

Holdings: 1981; 1986

Continuation of:

Economic survey of Zimbabwe Rhodesia

CSD.325/20

Holdings: 1978

Continuation of:

Economic survey of Rhodesia

CSD.325/20(2)

Holdings: 1965-1967; 1969; 1971-1973; 1975-1977

Continuation of:

Review of the economy of Southern Rhodesia

CSD.325/20

Holdings: 1960-1963

The review details the socio-economic background including economic recovery, economic reconstruction, international economic setting, macro-economic framework, analysis of major macro-economic issues and short term prospects. There are various tables.

Annual report - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe

ZA.9.b.2665

Holdings: 2001-

The report presents monetary policy, economic conditions, statistics and finance of the country. See the Bank's website at http://www.rbz.co.zw/ for recent annual reports and other publications.

Bills

CSD.331/5

Holdings: 1924-37; 1939-78; 1980-95

Budget estimates - Zimbabwe

Presents annual statement of the government's financial position and the public debt and sets forth tax proposals. Detailed estimates of expenditure are also given. The latest budget estimates are available on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development website.

Budget statement

CSD.325/13

Holdings: 1972- [Incomplete.]

The latest budget statement is available on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development website.

Continuation of

Financial statements

CSD.325/13

Holdings: 1940-1971 [Incomplete.]

Speech presented by the Minister of Finance to the National Assembly. Reviews the previous year's economic performance and the outcome of the budget and budget proposals for the coming year. The most recent Budget statement, and other financial documents, are also available on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development website

Census

CSD.3411926
CSD.341/31951
CSD.358/26Census of European, Asian and coloured population, 1961
CSD.341/6Census of Africans, 1962 (Final report)
CSD.610/20Census of Africans, 1962 (Preliminary report)
OPE.2005.x.992002 (Preliminary report)

Development plan

CSD.354/41957-1961. Southern Rhodesia development plan 1957-1961
CSD.354/191965. National development plan
CSD.360/921982/83-1984/85. Zimbabwe transitional national development plan. Vol.1

Includes overall economic development projected for next five years, sectoral development, and provincial development strategies. There is a statistical appendix at the end of the plan.

Education statistics report

OPE.9.x.60

Holdings: 2001-

Estimates of expenditure ...

CSD.325/4

Holdings: 1926/1927-1990

Expenditure of government departments is given in tabular form.

Parliamentary debates: official report (unrevised) - House of Assembly

CSD.346(2)

Holdings: 1973-1988 [Incomplete.]

Parliamentary debates - Senate

CSD.331/20 1970/71-1972/73. Bound volumes.

CSD.331/20(2) 1981-1988 [Incomplete.]

Parliamentary debates - House of Assembly

CSD.346

Holdings: 1970/71-1979. Bound volumes to 1973; then unbound parts.

Continuation of:

Parliamentary debates

CSD.346

Holdings: 1966-1969/70

Continuation of:

Debates - Legislative Assembly

CSD.346

Holdings: 1926-1965

Quarterly digest of statistics

CSD.360/128

Holdings: June 1984-Sept. 1985

Continuation of:

Monthly digest of statistics

CSD.358/15

Holdings: 1964-Mar. 1983.

The digest contains tables on migration, crime, consumer prices, agriculture, mining, construction, retail trade and banking.

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor-General

CSD.325

Holdings: 1949/50-1987

Covers finance accounts, revenue statements, appropriation accounts and accounts of miscellaneous funds.

Continuation of:

Report of the Auditor General

CSD.325

Holdings: 1930-1948/49

Statement of external trade

CSD.342/8

Holdings: 1966-1983

Continuation of:

Annual statement of external trade

CSD.342/8

Holdings: 1964-1965

Detailed statistics of Zimbabwe's external trade are presented, including a summary table and derived indices, explanatory notes, abbreviations and symbols.

Statistical yearbook of Zimbabwe

CSD.360/112

Holdings: 1987; 1997

Statistical data on most aspects of the economy and social conditions in Zimbabwe including climate, population, health care and social welfare, employment and earnings, education, crime, accidents, national income and expenditure, trade, banking, finance and tourism.

The Statute law of Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)

CSD.345/3

Holdings: 1898-1968

Contains acts of Parliament.

Statutory instruments

CSD.321/2 1992-95

OGS.280(2) 1979-87; 1992. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings 1979-1986. Poor holdings for 1987 and 1992.]

Continuation of:

Government notices

OGS.280(2). Bound volumes.

Holdings: 1951-79

Issued as supplements to the government gazette.

Votes and Proceedings - House of Assembly

CSD.331/4

Holdings: 12th Parliament, 1st , 4th-5th Sessions (1970-1973/74)

Continuation of:

Votes and proceedings - Parliament of Rhodesia

CSD.331/4

Holdings: 11th Parliament, 1st-5th Sessions (1965-1970)

Continuation of:

Votes and proceedings - Legislative Assembly

CSD.331/4

Holdings: 1926-1965

Record of what was done in the House, as opposed to the debates.

Zimbabwean government gazette

OGS.280

Holdings: 1982-1995. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings for 1982-1993; poor for 1994-1995.]

Continuation of:

Zimbabwe government gazette

OGS.280

Holdings: 1980-82. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings.]

Continuation of:

Rhodesia government gazette

OGS.280

Holdings: 1965-75. Bound volumes

1976-79. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings.]

Continuation of:

Southern Rhodesia Government gazette

OGS.280

Holdings: 1951-64. Bound volumes.

Continuation of:

Colony of Southern Rhodesia government gazette

OGS.280

Holdings: 1923-50. Bound volumes.

Continuation of:

British South Africa Company government gazette

OGS.280

Holdings: 1905-23. Mainly bound volumes.

Regular issues contain general notices. Acts, bills and statutory instruments appear in supplements. There are annual subject indexes.

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