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Please note that there will be a church service on 16 December in the Voortrekker Monument. The service will run from 07:00 to 11:30. Entrance to the service is free of charge but normal entrance fees will apply after 11:30. Seating is limited and you should arrive early if you would like to attend. After the sunlight has shone on the Cenotaph at 12:00 an ox wagon will be put together in the parking lot by members of the Centurion ATKV to celebrate the 175 Commemoration year.
Changes are planned for the God's Window view site. I noticed a poster at the site for some changes which would seem to be major!
Have a look and see what I mean http://www.sefsa.net/skywalk-project-gods-window/ ! A restaurant and visitor complex with an elevated glass cantilever walkway proposed that will take guests over the gorge with a drop of 600 meters beneath them. My only concern is the exact positioning of the project. I love the area and especially the wonderful array of plants and would hate to see wholesale excavations destroying the ambience and natural beauty of the place!
Gauteng Guides Association held its annual AGM on 22 June 2013 at Freedom park Pretoria .
The venue was sponsored by Freedom park and an extensive educational walk through the whole site was done to familiarise this magnificent tourism product in the making.
A great lunch was enjoyed before everybody got round to participate in the AGM
Fanie Terblanche gave an overview of the significant last year , the followings were pointed out
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.
06 June 2013
Notice: Regarding Concessions/Conditional Registration for Tourist Guides
On instruction from the National Department of Tourism (NDT) the National Registrar of Tourist Guide I hereby inform you that conditional registration is no longer valid with immediate effect.
The concession letter dated 16 April 2004 authorized by the National Registrar at the time will no longer enable any individual to register as guide without the relevant accreditation certificate from CATHSSETA.
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 .
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