SIM card registration (Tanzania 2020)

It is mandatory for users and owners of SIM cards in Tanzania to register by 30 June 2020 biometrically with their respective mobile network operators or authorised distributors, agents or dealers by using a National Identity Card or a National Identity Number (as per Electronic and Postal Communications (SIM Card Registration) Regulations 2020). If not duly registered then … Read more

Tax Remission of Interest and Penalties 2020

Following the expiry of Tax Amnesty Order, the Government has, effective 8 May 2020, issued the Tax Administration (Remission of Interest and Penalties) Regulations 2020 to provide guidelines to eligible applicants who make voluntary disclosure the TRA Commissioner General to apply for remission of interest or penalties. The main criteria to apply for remission is financial … Read more

Land Offices 2020

The Minister for Lands presented a Budget Speech in Parliament on 11 May 2020 and in this Speech the Minister confirmed (see paragraph 34 at page 21) that: Despite introducing the 9 Zonal Land Offices to cater for all land administration in Tanzania, a lot of people still faced hardships in reaching the designated Zonal … Read more

Tanzania PPP Regulations 2020

See below a summary update of the new PPP Regulations 2020: Market sounding will be conducted by Contracting Authority, or PPP advisor acting on behalf of the Contracting Authority, during or following the preparation of the Feasibility Study. Any market sounding shall not (a) distort competition or efficiency among potentially interested entities; or (b) undermine the principles of fairness, … Read more

Mining in Tanzania – Minimum Shareholding Requirements – March 2020

Under the Mining (Minimum Shareholding and Public Offering) Regulations 2016, as amended by the Mining (Minimum Shareholding and Public Offering) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, a holder of a Special Mining Licence (SML) had the following obligations: To maintain a 30% total issued and paid up shares as a minimum local shareholding (see Regulation 4(1)). To obtain … Read more

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SIM card registration (Tanzania 2020)
It is mandatory for users and owners of SIM cards in Tanzania to register by 30 June 2020 biometrically with their respective mobile network operators or...

Plant Health and Pesticides Bill – Tanzania 2020
A Plant Health Bill has been passed in Parliament in May 2020. It is in the process to be formally enacted. It is intended...

Bail in Tanzania – Section 148(5) Criminal Procedure Act
We understand that the High Court of Tanzania ruled on 18 May 2020 that Section 148(5) Criminal Procedure Act (which denies bail to accused...