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Personal Data Protection Commission Operationalised – Legal Update Tanzania

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Recently, the Personal Data Protection Commission (the Commission) was operationalised. It should be remembered that, on 1 November 2022, the Personal Data Protection Act, 2022 (the Act) was passed by Parliament for purposes of recognising the right to privacy and personal data security. The Act establishes the Commission so as to protect the privacy of […]

Tanzania Investment Regulations Amended

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On 9 February 2024, the Minister of State, President’s Office Planning and Investment issued the Tanzania Investment (Amendment) Regulations 2024 (the amendments) via Government Notice No. 83. The said amendments amend few provisions of the Tanzania Investment Regulations, 2023 (the Regulations). Regarding composition of the Technical Committee, the Tanzania Investment Act (the Act) establishes a […]

Radio and Television Broadcasting Content Regulations Amended

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•Adherence to national values, traditions and culture for contents during watershed period required •Parameters for expression of personal views stipulated •Contents requiring exercise of great care listed •Restrictions on broadcasting of newspapers, books or articles provided •Safeguards on broadcasting of contents of sexual nature enhanced On 5 January 2024, the Minister for Information, Communications and […]

Ministry issues Partnership Beneficial Ownership Regulations in Tanzania

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On 22 September 2023, the Minister for Industry and Trade issued detailed procedures for submission of information of Beneficial Ownership (BO) vide the Business Names (Beneficial Ownership) Regulations, 2023, GN No. 714 of 2023 (the Regulations). The Regulations impose a mandatory obligation to every managing partner in a partnership to prepare and keep records of […]

New Business Licensing Regulations Published in Tanzania

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On 1 September 2023, the Minister for Industry and Trade (the Minister) issued the Business Licensing Regulations, 2023 (the New Regulations), vide the Government Notice No. 626 of 2023. The New Regulations require every application for a business licence to be made to the relevant licensing authority in the area in which the business is/intended […]

Tanzanian government ordered to pay mining giant $109m

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The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which is part of the World Bank, has now closed the arbitration proceedings, with a tribunal unanimously finding that the government of Tanzania in 2018 breached the UK-Tanzania Bilateral Investment Treaty. The result of these proceedings is that the Tanzanian Government will need to pay more […]

Technology Media & Telecommunications in Africa update

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This e-bulletin highlights key legislative and regulatory developments in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors in sub-saharan Africa.  This issue covers the period 16 April 2023 to 15 July 2023 and includes developments from Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. eSwatini Notice […]

Tanzania: Conditions for Establishment of Banks’ Branches Abroad Introduced

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The Governor of Bank of Tanzania (BoT) published the Banking and Financial Institutions (Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations, 2023 (the 2023 Regulations), which amend the Banking and Financial Institutions (Licensing) Regulations, 2014 (the 2014 Regulations). The 2023 Regulations were published to give more details on regulation 40 of the 2014 Regulations concerning establishment of foreign banks’ branches […]

Increasing confidence in Tanzania’s economic prospects and future growth

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Reports by the World Bank and Fitch Solutions, and input from LEX Africa’s Tanzania member law firm reflect increasing confidence in the country’s economic prospects and future growth. Tanzania is an East African country located east of Africa’s Great Lakes, north of Mozambique, and south of Kenya, and is bordered by Burundi, the DRC, Malawi, […]


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