CHAPTER 337
SOCIETIES ACT

[SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION]

INDEX TO SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

   OMITTED NOTICES AND ORDERS

   ORDERS

      The Societies Act (Application) Order

   RULES

      The Societies Rules

      The Societies (Application for Registration) Rules

OMITTED NOTICES AND ORDERS

(Section 9)

   The following Notices and Orders have been omitted:

G.N. No. 59 of 1972

The Societies (Dissolution) (Africa Industrial Consultants (Tanzania) (Limited)) Notice.

G.N. No. 203 of 1972

Societies (Application for Registration of the Company) (Gopal Singh and Sons Limited) Notice.

G.N. No. 204 of 1972

The Societies (Application for Registration of the Company) (Mvule Saw Mills (T) Limited) Notice.

G.N. No. 225 of 1972

The Societies (Application for Registration of the Company) (Tanganyika Clearing and Forwarding House Ltd.) Notice.

G.N. No. 207 of 1975

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Jumuiya ya Waislamu Madhahebu ya Shaffi (R.A.) Ijumaa na Adhuhuri - Bukoba) Order, 1975.

G.N. No. 254 of 1969

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (The Ruvuma Development Association) Order.

G.N. No. 88 of 1973

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Tanganyika Clearing and Forwarding House Limited) Order.

G.N. No. 121 of 1973

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) Order.

G.N. No. 154 of 1974

The Societies (Declaration of an Unlawful Society) (Dini ya Imani ya Mitume) Order.

G.N. No. 38 of 1975

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Dini ya Imani ya Mitume) Order.

G.N. No. 415 of 1991

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Dini ya Mashahidi wa Jehova) Order.

G.N. No. 287 of 1965

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) Order.

G.N. No. 434 of 1968

Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Societies) Order:

   (1)   The East African Muslim Welfare Society;

   (2)   The Tanzania Council of East African Muslim Welfare Society.

G.N. No. 97 of 1970

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Al Jummiyatul Islamiyya Bi Tanganyika) Order.

G.N. No. 203 of 1975

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (United Cutch Sunni Muslim Jamaat) Order.

G.N. No. 205 of 1975

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Sunni Muslim Jamaat) Order.

G.N. No. 148 of 1977

The Societies (Declaration of Unlawful Society) (Kristo Mwanga wa Ulimwengu) Order.

G.N. No. 162 of 1977

The Societies (Revoking and Handing over of Interest) (Jumuiya ya Waislamu Madhehebu ya Shaffi (R.A.) Ijumaa na Adhuhuri, Bukoba) Order.

G.N. No. 166 of 1980

The Societies (Revoking and Handing over of Interest) (United Cutch Sunni Muslim Jamaat, Dar es Salaam) Order.

G.N. No. 167 of 1980

The Societies (Revoking and Handing over of Interest) (Sunni Muslim Jamaat, Dar es Salaam) Order.

G.N. No. 255 of 1969

The Ruvuma Development Association (Vesting of Interest) Order.

G.N. No. 89 of 1973

The Societies (Winding Up and Vesting of Interest) Order.

G.N. No. 169 of 1969

The Bakwata (Vesting) Order.

G.N. No. 312 of 1970

The Bakwata (Vesting) Order.

G.N. No. 435 of 1968

The Societies (Winding-Up) Order.

G.N. No. 98 of 1970

The Societies (Winding-Up) (Al Jummiyatul Islamiyya Bi Tanganyika) Order.

G.N. No. 204 of 1975

The Societies (Winding-Up) (United Cutch Sunni Muslim Jamaat) Order.

G.N. No. 206 of 1975

The Societies (Winding-Up) (Sunni Muslim Jamaat) Order.

G.N. No. 208 of 1975

The Societies (Winding-Up) (Jumuiya ya Waislamu Madhehebu ya Shaffi (R.R) Ijumaa na Adhuhuri - Bukoba West Lake Region) Order.

G.N. No. 149 of 1977

The Societies (Winding Up) Order.

ORDERS

THE SOCIETIES ACT (APPLICATION) ORDER

(Section 2(g))

G.Ns. Nos.
208 of 1954
256 of 1954
3 of 1965

   1. This Order may be cited as the Societies Act (Application) Order.

   2. The societies described in the Schedule hereto are hereby declared not to be societies for the purposes of this Act.

SCHEDULE

   1. All schools intended to provide or further a general, technical or religious education.

   2. All educational authorities, boards, committees and training institutions approved by the Commissioner for Education.

   3. All societies within any registered school or training institution or any school intended to provide or further a general, technical or religious education which have been approved by the Principal of such a school or institution.

   4. Congregations which assemble exclusively for the purpose of religious teaching and worship other than congregations affiliated to, or under the auspices of, a society which is an unlawful society.

   5. Building Societies registered under the Building Societies Act *.

RULES

THE SOCIETIES RULES

(Section 32)

G.Ns. Nos.
165 of 1954
455 of 1958
258 of 1961
478 of 1962
409 of 1998
410 of 1998
278 of 2001

   1. These Rules may be cited as the Societies Rules.

   2. In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Act" means the Societies Act;

   "Assistant Registrar" means an Assistant Registrar appointed under section 5 of the Act;

   "register" means the register of societies to be kept by the Registrar under section 15 of the Act;

   "Registrar" has the same meaning as in section 5 of the Act.

   3. (1) Every registered society which receives money from any source, whether by way of subscription, donation or otherwise, shall keep one or more books of accounts in which shall be entered details of all moneys received and payments made by the society.

   (2) Every office-bearer and every person managing or assisting in the management in Tanzania of a registered society in respect of which the provisions of this rule are not complied with shall be guilty of an offence against these Rules and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding four thousand shillings or imprisonment not exceeding six months or both such fine and such imprisonment unless he establishes to the satisfaction of the court that he exercised due diligence and that the failure by the society to comply with this rule was due to reasons beyond his control.

   4. (1)Where any office-bearer of a registered society ceases to hold office or any person is appointed to be an office-bearer of a registered society, such registered society shall within fourteen days send notice thereof to the Assistant Registrar stationed in the district in which its office is situated.

   (2) Every notice sent under the provisions of paragraph (1) of this rule shall be in the form set out as Form S.A. 6 in the First Schedule hereto and shall be in duplicate.

   (3) Every office-bearer and every person managing or assisting in the management in Tanzania of a registered society in respect of which the provisions of this rule are not complied with, shall be guilty of an offence against these Rules and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred shillings and for a continuing breach thereof to a fine not exceeding ten shillings in respect of each day on which such breach continues unless he establishes to the satisfaction of the court that he exercised due diligence and that the failure to comply with this rule was due to reasons beyond his control.

   5. (1) Where any registered or exempted society changes the situation of its registered office or changes its postal address it shall, within fourteen days, send notice thereof to the Assistant Registrar stationed in the district in which its office is situated.

   (2) Every notice sent under the provisions of paragraph (1) of this rule shall be in one of the forms set out as Forms S.A. 7 and S.A. 8 in the First Schedule hereto, whichever may be appropriate, and shall be in duplicate.

   (3) Every office-bearer and every person managing or assisting in the management in Tanzania of a registered society or exempted society in respect of which the provisions of this rule are not complied with, shall be guilty of an offence against these Rules and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding two hundred shillings and for a continuing breach thereof to a fine not exceeding ten shillings in respect of each day on which such breach continues unless he establishes to the satisfaction of the court that he exercised due diligence and that the failure by the society to comply with this rule was due to reasons beyond his control.

   6. (1) The Registrar may require any registered society to produce within a time to be specified by the Registrar for his inspection–

   (a)   all or any of the books of accounts of the society; and

   (b)   any minutes or written records of the proceedings of the society or of any committee or governing or executive body thereof,

and where the Registrar so requires the production of any such books of accounts or minutes or written records and these are not produced within the time specified in such requirement, such registered society shall be deemed to be in breach of the provisions of this rule.

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