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 for 1926-1936 are bound with the Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative Council.
Annual economic review of Zimbabwe
Holdings: 1981; 1986
Economic survey of Zimbabwe Rhodesia
Economic survey of Rhodesia
Holdings: 1965-1967; 1969; 1971-1973; 1975-1977
Review of the economy of Southern Rhodesia
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
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.
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.
Holdings: 1972- [Incomplete.]
The latest budget statement is available on the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development website.
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
|CSD.358/26||Census of European, Asian and coloured population, 1961|
|CSD.341/6||Census of Africans, 1962 (Final report)|
|CSD.610/20||Census of Africans, 1962 (Preliminary report)|
|OPE.2005.x.99||2002 (Preliminary report)|
|CSD.354/4||1957-1961. Southern Rhodesia development plan 1957-1961|
|CSD.354/19||1965. National development plan|
|CSD.360/92||1982/83-1984/85. 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
Estimates of expenditure ...
Expenditure of government departments is given in tabular form.
Parliamentary debates: official report (unrevised) - House of Assembly
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
Holdings: 1970/71-1979. Bound volumes to 1973; then unbound parts.
Debates - Legislative Assembly
Quarterly digest of statistics
Holdings: June 1984-Sept. 1985
Monthly digest of statistics
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
Covers finance accounts, revenue statements, appropriation accounts and accounts of miscellaneous funds.
Report of the Auditor General
Statement of external trade
Annual statement of external trade
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
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)
Contains acts of Parliament.
OGS.280(2) 1979-87; 1992. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings 1979-1986. Poor holdings for 1987 and 1992.]
OGS.280(2). Bound volumes.
Issued as supplements to the government gazette.
Votes and Proceedings - House of Assembly
Holdings: 12th Parliament, 1st , 4th-5th Sessions (1970-1973/74)
Votes and proceedings - Parliament of Rhodesia
Holdings: 11th Parliament, 1st-5th Sessions (1965-1970)
Votes and proceedings - Legislative Assembly
Record of what was done in the House, as opposed to the debates.
Zimbabwean government gazette
Holdings: 1982-1995. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings for 1982-1993; poor for 1994-1995.]
Zimbabwe government gazette
Holdings: 1980-82. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings.]
Rhodesia government gazette
Holdings: 1965-75. Bound volumes
1976-79. Unbound parts. [Incomplete but good holdings.]
Southern Rhodesia Government gazette
Holdings: 1951-64. Bound volumes.
Colony of Southern Rhodesia government gazette
Holdings: 1923-50. Bound volumes.
British South Africa Company government gazette
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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