1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

   3.   Establishment of Council.

   4.   Functions of the Council.

   5.   Appointment of staff.

   6.   Funds of Council.

   7.   Report by Council.

   8.   Accounts and audit.

   9.   Execution of documents.

   10.   Registrar of Sports Associations.

   11.   Registration of sports associations.

   12.   Grounds for refusing registration.

   13.   Minister to give directions.

   14.   Method of effecting registration.

   15.   Rescission of exemption.

   16.   Cancellation of registration.

   17.   Cessation of existence of sports association.

   18.   No association to operate in contravention of this Act.

   19.   Information to be furnished by sports association.

   20.   Registrar may call for audited accounts.

   21.   Persons responsible for supplying information.

   22.   Discretion to publish information if beneficial to members.

   23.   Evidence.

   24.   Winding-up

   25.   Consent of Director of Public Prosecutions for prosecution.

   26.   Protection of officers.

   27.   Decision of Registrar and Minister to be final.

   28.   Regulations.



An Act to establish the National Sports Council of Tanzania and to provide for related matters.

[28th April, 1967]

Acts Nos.
12 of 1967
1 of 1968
6 of 1971

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the National Sports Council of Tanzania Act.

2.   Interpretation Act No. 6 of 1971">

   In this Act, unless the context requires otherwise–

   "Council" means the National Sports Council of Tanzania established by section 3;

   "financial year of the Council" means a year commencing on the first day of July and ending on the next following thirtieth day of June:

    Provided that the first financial year of the Council shall commence on the date of coming into operation of this Act and end on the thirtieth day of June, 1968;

   "member" in relation to a sports association includes an office bearer of such association;

   "Minister" means the Minister for the time being responsible for sports;

   "office bearer" in relation to a sports association means any person who is the President, Vice-President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, treasurer, member of the committee or governing or executive body of such association, and also any person who holds in such association any office or position comparable to an office or position mentioned hereinbefore, or any person who is the manager, or assists in the management of the affairs of the association;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of Sports Associations appointed under section 10;

   "society" shall have the meaning assigned to that term in the Societies Act *:

   Provided that a society shall not cease to be a society for the purposes of this Act, by virtue only of its having been declared not to be a society by an order made under paragraph (g) of the definition "society" in the Societies Act;

   "sports association" means any society which provides facilities for amateur sports or physical recreation.

3.   Establishment of Council

   (1) There is hereby established a Council, which shall–

   (a)   be a body corporate by the name of the National Sports Council of Tanzania, with perpetual succession and an official seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name be capable of suing and being sued; and

   (c)   be capable of holding, purchasing and otherwise acquiring, and disposing of any property, movable or immovable, for the purposes of carrying out the functions conferred on the Council by this Act.

   (2) The provisions of the Schedule to this Act shall have effect as to the constitution and proceedings of, and otherwise in relation to the Council.

4.   Functions of the Council Act No. 6 of 1971">

   (1) The functions of the Council shall be–

   (a)   to develop, promote and control all forms of amateur sports on a national basis in conjunction with sports associations by providing–

      (i)   training and other staff;

      (ii)   grants in aid to national sports associations;

      (iii)   stadia, playing fields and other facilities;

      (iv)   sports equipment and other sports items as may be necessary for the accelerated development of sports;

   (b)   to encourage and facilitate co-operation among the various National sports associations;

   (c)   to approve international and national sports competitions and festivals organised by national and other sports associations;

   (d)   to organise, in consultation with the national sports associations, national, international and other sports competitions and festivals as a means of exchanging experience and fostering friendly relations with other nations;

   (e)   to stimulate general interest in all sports by their organisation at all levels; and

   (f)   to plan a general policy of sports promotion.

   (2) The Council may–

   (a)   award, in consultation with the national sports associations, medals, diplomas, certificates, trophies and other incentives for the encouragement and promotion of sporting activities;

   (b)   sponsor scholarships for the training of coaches and organisers;

   (c)   advise the Minister regarding external relations in the field of sports;

   (d)   arrange with local authorities for the provisions of sporting facilities at all local levels and endeavour to inculcate a high level of sportsmanship and discipline in all sportsmen;

   (e)   provide sports medical clinics and other such facilities;

   (f)   raise by public appeals or otherwise funds and property of the Council in the furtherance of the Council's functions and to hold and invest all monies not applied for such purposes as may be thought fit;

   (g)   consult with other associations, institutions or persons upon matters of common interest relating to amateur sports, co-ordinate their views and opinions and make representations, on behalf of or in conjunction with any of them, to the public or otherwise on such matters as aforesaid, and generally do all acts and things, whether alone or in co-operation with any other association, institution or person as may be thought fit in the interests of the Council or of any affiliated body, which are considered to be of benefit to sports or physical recreation in the United Republic generally.

   (3) The Council–

   (a)   shall, when any matter relating to the registration of any sports association, cancellation of registration, exemption from registration or rescission of such exemption is referred to it by the Registrar or the Minister, advise the Registrar or, as the case may be, the Minister, of its views on the matter;

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