It has been a very busy year with many different issues and it is that time of year again.
You are hereby cordially invited to the Gauteng Guides Association Annual General meeting 2013 to be held at Freedom park in Pretoria
Venue :Freedom Park
Date : Monday 22 July 2013
Time : 09:00 -15:00
Cost : Free
Just visited Giant's Castle camp with some Spaniards and had a great time! Found a new addition to their entertainment which was a lovely surprise!
Just visited St Lucia with a couple of Spaniards and stayed at a guest house that really rates as one of the top places I have stayed.
At a meeting held by some of the executives at the 2013 Indaba the decision was taken to put the Federation of South African Tourist Guide Associations FSATGA on ice untill a better strategy on professionalisation can be framed .
Johan Van Biljon treasurer of FSATGA resigned out of the post in March 2013 due to the non direction of FSATGA and the change of tack of the NDT .
The subsequent resignation of Fanie Terblanche handed over the reigns to Alushca Richie
With Voortrekker monument instituting their new rules on producing your credentials as guide before you may enter the monument has taken off with great enthusiasm , the GGA monitors were at the museum on the 2 May 2013 to help with this task and promote legal guiding, but like Murphy's law there were only three coaches and all of them had registered guides on board ,quite a few tourists traveling on their own. The GGA monitors will on a regular basis help and promote legal guiding .
I am looking for a Portuguese Guide for 29 May - 3 June 2013. R1300 per day. Two nights Bakubung, 2 nights Sun City, brief Joburg tour and Apartheid Museum. 10 pax. Meal allowances if not incl in accom.
Some roads in the Lowveld are getting almost undriveable and should be avoided.
Dear Tour Operators,
ILLEGAL TOURIST GUIDES
The Voortrekker Monument has recently experienced an increase of non-registered tourist guides taking tour groups through the Monument. Tour operators are not always aware of this, therefore contracted guides should confirm their registration when accepting a tour contract.
A group of the tourist guide monitors of the Gauteng Guides association went to do monitoring in Soweto yesterday the 29th April 2013 .A good group turned up and many gave apologies as they were on tour and could not attend .
Dear Fellow Tour Guide,
As I am sure that you are constantly adding to your knowledge of our country, I am writing to you to let you know that my new book Great Trek Uncut is currently being printed and will be available the last week of March and in the shops from the middle of April The book is a non fiction account of our history and covers events in our history in detail from the time of the Portuguese explorers through to 1852. I have endeavored to include the impact of the Great Trek on all our population groups.
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