Mining Cadastre in Tanzania

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Tanzania is following modern worldwide trends to reform their Mining Act and set up a Mining Cadastre. The theory describes the Mining Cadastre as a cadastral system defining objects, subjects and rights, but overlapping other surface rights like private or state properties, reserves, farms and villages. The cadastre is then defined as a superposition of rights with interrelated rules concerning overlapping, right of construction, right of use and compensation. The Tanzania experience shows that the coordination with the National Cadastre and the Registrar is necessary to solve conflicts with possessors or holders of other rights. Localization of rights, implementing bacons on the field or solving underground disputes are new tasks for surveyors. And legal background is necessary for surveyors to negotiate with miners, villagers, local authorities and large mining industries.
Mining cadastre, Land Act, Mining Act, Tanzania
Hernandez, A. (2003). Mining Cadastre in Tanzania, FIG Working Week