Dear World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations Member,
The latest issue of WFTGA's online news magazine is attached. Please distribute Guidelines Internetion@l to your members for their enjoyment.
You are once again, cordially invited to one of the three bus tours to follow the Blue Plaques across the City of Johannesburg, as part of the Heritage tours. These tours will be guided by Eric Itzkin, the City’s Heritage Expert. See attached invitation and book your place.
Alice Moloto CM(SA)
Use of Beijing English - Chinese hotel brochure ........
This is a gem!
A holidaymaker went to Beijing recently and was given this brochure by the hotel. It is precious. She is keeping it and reading it whenever she feels depressed. Obviously, it has been translated directly, word for word from Mandarin to English.
Those trained (or RPL) by Gold Reef Guides or STTI and still awaiting for THETA certificate are advised to check with Origin Centre at Wits University (011) 717 4700. As at 11/03/2014, plenty THETA certificates are still waiting there to be collected.
Be real guides, it will NOT come to you!
You are cordially invited to attend a workshop held on the
Date: 27 March 2014
Time: 09:00 to 15:00
Venue :The Pyramid Conference Centre
96 Eloff street , Village Deep, Johannesburg
Please RSVP by 25 March 2014 by registering here. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TOURIST GUIDE WORKSHOP
27 March 2014
Gauteng Guides Association delegated 4 of the committee to attend the International Tourist guide Day held in KZN near Matubatuba.a well organised event by the NDT with many people attending.
The conference held over 2 days (20, 21 Feb) was quite enriching and the speakers were interesting.I would have like more feed back on actual guiding issues as this was not touched at all other than an excellent presentation by Mr joe Samuels CEO of SAQA and the changing educational landscape for tourist guides.
The next First Aid refresher course dates are available for booking.
Both courses will be held at the following venue
Gauteng Tourism Authority (GTA)
124 Main street
10th Floor conference venue
Cost for refresher course is R350
The course in for registered tourist guides only and not first timers
Dates are :
Thursday 20 March 2014
Thursday 10 April 2014 CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS OF TRAINER
Fare Paying Passenger Liability
Attached is an article that have appeared in the IOL weekend newspapers.
The essence of the article is that certain insurers has dropped passenger liability from their covers they offer and some not. The conventional big 3, Santam, M&F and Zurich did not, where Hollard and Telesure did.
A well attended meeting in Parys on Friday 13 September saw our Association formally established, with the acceptance of the Constitution and its signing by founding members. Thanks were expressed to the ad hoc steering committee – especially Jan Fourie, Christo Meyer and Julius Moloi – for their work in bringing interest groups together and writing the Constitution.
We don't all agree with the same politics but this was a great man that did so much for South Africa. My Isreali group and I witnessed this moving tribute to Mandela on Saturday. Getting into Vilikazi str afterwards was not an option. I was also "ambushed" and caught unaware by Radio 702 and a French TV crew who interviewed me on camera! I hope I made South Africa proud..
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