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Draft Regulations for Tourist Guides

Dear Colleagues

Please see attached notice of publication of the Draft Regulations for Tourist Guiding open for public comments. All comments/inputs must be submitted within sixty (60) days from the date of publication.

Kindly note that the Department will convene provincial workshops during April/May as part of the consultation process.

See attached more information.


Ms Uveshnee Pillay
Director: Tourist Guiding
Department of Tourism

Widesure Vehicle and tourism related insurance

Gauteng Guides Association (GGA) has appointed Widesure Brokers as their preferred supplier of insurance covers and such covers being placed through TTU Administrators with ABSA Insurance Risk Management Services (AIRMS), an AAA rated insurance company.
This agreement will offer certain exclusive benefits to the GGA members which have been negotiated by the board of GGA with Widesure Brokers. These benefits will not be available through other brokers nor will this product be able to be transferred to another broker through means of a broker note, maintaining the same benefits as provided through this agreement.

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During the 2nd half of 2014 the Jhb Council made the following changes to street names.
• Sauer Street has been renamed to Pixley ka Isaka Seme Street;
• Bree Street has been renamed to Lilian Ngoyi Street;
• Jeppe Street has been named after community activist, Rahima Moosa;
• President Street will be known as Helen Joseph Street; and
• Noord Street becomes Sophie de Bruyn Street, named after the only living leader of the Women's March.
In Alexandra, Lion Crescent has been renamed Japie Vilankulu Crescent (Student activist in the 1976 Soweto Uprising.

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18 MARCH 2015


10:00 – 12:30 Registration and guided tours by guides dressed in period clothing from the 1840s for tour operators as well as private and home schooling educators

12:30 – 13:30 Refreshments

13:30 – 15:30 Information session and distribution of brochures as well as guided tours by guides dressed in period clothing from the 1840s for educators

15:40 Closure and departure

VENUE DITSONG: Pioneer Museum, Keuning Street, Silverton


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Launch of new project in Soweto

As a tour operator or tour guide, we would like to invite you for a lunch presentation as part of 707 Panyaza's project in penetrating into the tourism market, and we feel it is critical to have your involvement in achieving this as players in this arena. Please join us as per the invitation below, we would be honoured to have your presence. Please RSVP by the 7th March 2015 to the details given below.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Yours thankfully

Sicelo Kunene
Business Development Director
Ngwenya Financial Solutions
Tel: 011 021 2055
Cell: 073 289 8825

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Call for Judges

Dear all,

Please see attached the Call for Judges. This will be placed in Sunday Times on 6th March and The Star on 7th March. Please can you assist in placing it in all your media. We have promised the industry that we will have this in as many channels as possible.

Your assistance on this matter will be highly appreciated.

I will also be sending the press release that will go with this call so you can place in your media.


Mashoto Zimba
Brand Manager: Lilizela Tourism Awards

South African Tourism: Tourism Grading Council of South Africa

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An open comment to the tourism authorities that be……

As so eloquently put by Minister Hanekom at the World Tourist Guide day celebrations at Maropeng on the 20 Feb 2015 .. Tourist guides are the frontline / ambassadors of South Africa.

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New hand baggage rules from 2 Feb 2015 to be enforced

Economy Class passengers

At the crux of the new hand luggage regulations is that economy class passengers entering a commercial aircraft are now restricted to:

1 bag + 1 slimline laptop bag per economy class passenger.
No bag should exceed these dimensions: 56cm + 36cm + 23cm = total dimension of 115cm including handles and wheels.
Weight limit per bag: 7kg.

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Tourist Guide day 2015

First Aid refresher courses for 2015

Gauteng Guides Association has signed a MOU with the service provider People's Healthcare Providers to supply Refresher First Aid courses for all members that wish to renew the first aid for re-registration . In previous years this was done on a as required basis but the demand has become extensive and with the new partnership we have negotiated all dates for 2015 . There was also a need for full courses for new candidates needing to do the full course before registering.


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