A critical analysis of Tanzanian corporate governance regulation and its impact on foreign investment
The main objective of this study is to review the legal and regulatory framework of corporate governance in Tanzania with the focus on corporate governance laws and regulations. The study is intended to discuss the main legal and regulatory framework in Tanzania which plays a part in the corporate governance. The Companies Act No. 12 of 2002 will be reviewed in order to establish which corporate governance principles are provided and to what extent they are effective. The capital markets and securities laws, guidelines on corporate governance in Tanzania with a focus on the listing requirements and other regulations applied at the DSE will also be reviewed in order to establish their effectiveness in attracting investors to the market. Given the comparative value of South Africa and Kenya in SADC and EAC respectively, this work will also discuss the legal and regulatory framework of corporate governance in Kenya and South Africa and compare with those in Tanzania in areas such as shareholders rights; stakeholder’s right; board control and effectiveness and the effectiveness of compliance. Such comparative analysis is done in order to single out areas of focus in legal and regulatory framework in corporate governance law such as companies’ law and stock market and security laws in Tanzania.