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Gauteng Guides Association AGM on 28 June 2016

You are cordially invited to the Gauteng Guides Association Annual General Meeting witch will be held at the Ditsong Pioneer Museum on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 10:00.

17th World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) Convention in Iran-January 2017.

Dear Colleague,

Those of you who were in Prague will remember me with the Iranian Federation of Tourist Guides team. My name is Hussein.I will be your contact for your questions as well as for the invitation letters which you need to apply for your visas to travel to Iran for the 17th World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) Convention in Iran-January 2017.

INVITATION TO PROVINCIAL CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS

INVITATION TO PROVINCIAL CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOPS ON THE DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR TOURIST GUIDING
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.

Draft Regulations for Tourist Guides

Please see attached notice of publication of the Draft Regulations for Tourist Guiding open for public comments. All comments/inputs must be submitted within sixty (60) days from the date of publication.

2016 International Tourist Guides' Day

The group of Gauteng guides that attended the workshop in Skukuza on the 18,19 February 2016 enjoyed the get together with guides from other provinces and thank NDT for a very well organised workshop. It would have been great to see more tourist guides attending these functions but it is understandable that 3 days of work has to be forfeited and then it has to be done at own cost .
The speakers were inspiring and the report back on the revised regulations due to be white paper published for comment was well received.

2016 International Tourist Guides' Day

The National Department of Tourism (NDT) in collaboration with the South African National Parks (SANParks) and the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) will be hosting the 2016 International Tourist Guides' Day event from 18 - 19 February 2016 at Skukuza, Kruger National Park.

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY FOR TOURIST GUIDES

The National Department of Tourism (Department) will be arranging foreign language training for tourist guides in selected provinces.

NEW STREET NAMES IN JOHANNESBURG

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During the 2nd half of 2014 the Jhb Council made the following changes to street names.
• Sauer Street has been renamed to Pixley ka Isaka Seme Street;
• Bree Street has been renamed to Lilian Ngoyi Street;
• Jeppe Street has been named after community activist, Rahima Moosa;
• President Street will be known as Helen Joseph Street; and
• Noord Street becomes Sophie de Bruyn Street, named after the only living leader of the Women's March.
In Alexandra, Lion Crescent has been renamed Japie Vilankulu Crescent (Student activist in the 1976 Soweto Uprising.
In Soweto, Thabeta Street in Orlando West is now known as Hastings Ndlovu Street.

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SAQA Application

The EXCO of IPTGSA can now gladly confirm that final application to become a Professional Body has been submitted to SAQA on the 18 February 2015 by JJ Pieterse and Johan Van Biljon
We all now eagerly await the final approval before all the wheels are put in motion for the launch nationally of the IPTGSA.

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