Dear Tourist Guides/Tourism Stakeholders

The National Department of Tourism (NDT) is holding a series of provincial consultation workshops on the Draft Regulations for Tourist Guiding. The draft regulations wer published for public comments on 15 April 2016 and is open for sixty (60) days.
The workshops will include further discussions on the current and the new proposed regulations for tourist guides. This is to ensure that stakeholders provide as much input as possible before the finalisation of this important document.
The schedule for all provincial workshops is as follows:

Proposed dates Province (s) Venue RSVP details
01 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) KZN
Elangeni Southern Sun Hotel, Durban
Nosipho Zondi
[email protected]

06 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) Limpopo
Protea Hotel Landmark, Polokwane
Vukosi Ratshipaladza
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07 June 2016
(10:00-14:00) Gauteng
Premier Hotel OR Tambo
Fezeka Monakali
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08 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) Eastern Cape
Garden Court Kings Beach, Port Elizabeth
Mbulelo Siyo
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10 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) Western Cape
Protea Hotel Fire and Ice, Cape Town
Alexia Reed
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13 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) Mpumalanga
Premier Hotel Winkler, White River (TBC)
Ms Justine Hoggan
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13 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) North West
Protea Hotel Mafikeng
Derick Mbungele
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15 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) Northern Cape
Protea Hotel Kimberley, Kimberley
Ms Reneilwe Netshizwa
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15 June 2016
(10:00 – 14:00) Free State
Protea Hotel Willow Lake, Bloemfontein
Joy Makubalo
[email protected]

Space is limited, kindly RSVP by sending an email to the relevant contact person as mentioned above. All queries can be directed to NDT on 012 444 6420/14. Please see attached current and proposed new Regulations in preparation for the consultation. The Department is still accepting written comments and will continue to do so until 15 June 2016 so for those tourist guides/stakeholders who are unable to attend, kindly forward all written comments to the NDT as per the attached notice.

Ms Uveshnee Pillay
Director: Tourist Guiding
National Department of Tourism
Email: [email protected]