Support to Law Making


Advocating for Increased Resource's

for Children

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Strengthening Accountability in Public Finance


The Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST) was established in 2007 with the aim of strengthening Parliaments locally and regionally. SAPST’s work involves training of Committees and the Secretariat of Parliament in legislative, policy and budget analysis and reporting.

John Makamure

Executive Director

Excellence in Parliamentary Strengthening for Good Governance and Democracy

Enhancing Constructive Citizen Engagement of the State

While acknowledging the efforts by CSOs in Zimbabwe to influence the full implementation of the Constitution and influence the law reform agenda,

National Indicative Programme

SAPST is part of a consortium of civil society organisations (CSOs) implementing a programme funded by the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe (the EU) under the National Indicative Programme (NIP)


Zimbabwe Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights

On the 30th of October 2020, SAPST in partnership with the ZNCWC and Plan International held a child rights dialogue with Members of Parliament. The dialogue culminated in the motion to establish a child rights caucus. The Motion received overwhelming support from other members of Parliament, evidenced by the very vibrant debate that ensued. The Motion was adopted on 24 November 2020 during the National Assembly sitting

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SAPST partnering Parliament of Zimbabwe in Public Finance Management training
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Recently the Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust (SAPST), facilitated a dialogue with the Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalist Forum. The key objective of the dialogue was to discuss the findings of the…
The Marriage Bill
The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Hon. Ziyambi Ziyambi told the National Assembly – during Question time– that the Marriage Bill is still under consideration in the Senate…

In the region SAPST implements a programme which seeks to enhance the recognition, promotion, protection and fulfilment of Social, Economic and Cultural Rights in both the SADC region generally and in the target countries Malawi, Botswana and Lesotho

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