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Gauteng Guides Association Annual General Meeting 4 August 2014

Gauteng Guides Association
Annual General Meeting
4 August 2014

We cordially hereby would like to give notice and invite you to the Annual general Meeting of the Gauteng Guides Association to be held on Monday the 4 August at the South African Military museum Saxonwold.

Date: Monday 4 August 2014
Time: 09:30 for 10:00
Venue : National Museum of Military History
Delville Wood room
22 Erlswold way

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First Aid Refresher courses for June , July , Aug 2014

Gauteng Guides are once again facilitating First Aid refresher courses for Tourist Guides wanting to renew their registration with GTA. We apologise for some of the miscommunication in the last month or so as our service provider were changing premises.
All guides attending these refresher courses must be already registered tourist guides and only need to re register, so no first timers.

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2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards: Entries are Open!

Setting the standard for global excellence, rewarding those who strive for perfection and spurring arrivals growth and destination competitiveness, the 2014 edition of the Lilizela Awards is taking place in September.

Entries are now open for the 2014 Lilizela Tourism Awards, the premier tourism award programme for businesses in South Africa that aim to reward and celebrate excellence across the tourism industry. Lilizela is a Nguni word which means to ululate: an act of congratulations when someone has done something well.

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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Finally taken the Plunge!

Finally taken the Plunge!

Where do you go after 20 years of guiding in the industry????? Become an Assessor??? Well; I wanted to but then they told me there are no posts available. So; what other options are there? - I did something - always wanted to. Drive open game vehicles and become a Fgasa guide! Its a daunting task indeed! And I take my hat off to Fgasa guides. The terminology is scary to say the least! Wish me luck!

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Andre van Niekerk

Andre van Niekerk

It is with a sad heart that I have to inform Tourist Guides that Andre van Niekerk, National Tourist Guide (AllRound Tours) has passed away whilst on tour in the Northern Cape. Andre, we will miss you my friend.

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Occupational profile of a Tourist Guide for public comment

Dear Stakeholder,

The Community of Expert Practitioners (CEP) comprising industry representatives from the tourist guiding sector together with the CATHSSETA who have been appointed as the Development Quality Partner (DQP) are busy with the review of the Tourist Guide Qualification as per the processes stipulated by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO).

The development of occupational qualifications results in three distinct, but equally important documents. These are the:

occupational qualification document,
the occupational curriculum document and the

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MARIANNHILL (The valley of 1000 hills), Kwazulu-Natal: Here are the remains of the almost forgotten great man who gave South Africans the most famous street in the world, VILAKAZI STREET in SOWETO. This is the only street in the world where two Nobel laureates (former president Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu) AND an author NIQ MHLONGO once lived. Who was BW VILAKAZI?
* An educator, novelist, poet, and scholar
* He was the first black South African to earn a PHD in 1946
* The first black South African to teach white South Africans at university level (Wits University)

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Tourism Act No3 of 2014 now Law

The new Tourism Act of 2014 has now been signed into law and has been published .
The Major issues for us as Tourist guides are the following.
1. Registration period is now 3 years
2. The clause about driverguiding with 10 or more seats have completely been removed from the ACT but will possibly come into the regulations which are to be finalised
3. With the new law we need to be SAQA compliant which is higher than Casstheta , thus universities are now also included for registration
4. The fine for an operator using unregistered Tourist Guides is pushed up to Max R100000.00

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Media release
April 2014
The University of the Witwatersrand and Maropeng a'Afrika Leisure (Pty) Ltd announced today that
the Sterkfontein Cave is open to visitors again after temporary closure to undertake routine stability
These stability tests are undertaken every five years to ensure that the Cave is stable enough to
accommodate the thousands of visitors and learners that pass through the Cave every year. In 2012,
over 100 000 people passed through the Sterkfontein Cave. The last routine stability test was


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