Frequently Asked Questions

Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (ZIMDEF) was established by section 23 of the Manpower Planning and Development Act, 1984 (now revised Manpower Planning and Development Act, Chapter 28:02 of 1996) with the mandate of financing the development of highly skilled human capital in Zimbabwe.

ZIMDEF is a government agency that operates under the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development.

ZIMDEF gets funding from the following sources;

  • 1% Training Levy calculated from the gross wage bill, collected from employers in terms of section 53 of the Manpower Planning and Development Act (Chapter 28:02) through the Statutory Instruments (74 and 392 of 1999).
  • Interest from the Fund’s short term investments.
  • Rentals from leased properties.

Every registered employer who is involved in human capital development in the manner prescribed in the Government circular letter and is up to date with their 1% training levy payments.

It is a statutory requirement that all registered companies operating in Zimbabwe register to remit 1% Training Levy calculated from their monthly gross wage bill. Failure to do so is a criminal offence.

Employers can register with ZIMDEF by filling in registration forms that are obtained from ZIMDEF offices or download the forms from our website. Completed forms together with a copy of a Certificate of Incorporation should be submitted to ZIMDEF.

(Refer to information under Administration of Funds)

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