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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS TOURISM THE TOURIST GUIDE MANUAL JULY 2001
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TOURIST GUIDING MANUAL INDEX PAGE 1. HOW DOES THE NEW TOURISM SECOND AMENDMENT ACT, 2000 AFFECTS ME? 3- 4 1.1 NEW REGISTRATIONS 1.2. UNREGISTERED TOURIST GUIDES 1.3 A REGISTERED TOURIST GUIDE 1.4 TOURIST GUIDES TRAINERS 1.5 ASSESORS 1.6 FEE STRUCTURE 2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF A NATIONAL REGISTRAR 5 3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PROVINCIAL REGISTRARS 6 4. APPEALS TO NATIONAL REGISTRAR 7 5. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 8- 11 6. THE NATIONAL TOUR GUIDE REGISTRY 12 7. THE PROVINCIAL TOUR GUIDE REGISTRY 12-15 2
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1. HOW DOES THE NEW TOURISM AMENDMENT ACT, 2000 AFFECT ME? 1.1 NEW REGISTRATIONS Any person who wishes to be registered as a tourist guide must: apply to any Provincial Registrar of their choice Must be a South African citizen or be in possession of a valid work permit. Must submit a valid first aid certificate, from an institution accepted by the Department of Labour (e.g. Red Cross, St John’s, the fire brigade etc) before a tourist guide card will be issued. Must be at least 21 years of age. Ensure that they are trained by a THETA accredited trainer Pay R240.00 upon registration. Have 4 passport sized colour photos. Sign a code of conduct after registering. 1.2 UNREGISTERED TOURIST GUIDES Any person who acted as a tourist guide without being registered as a tourist guide in terms of the principal Act must: Within a period of 6 months from the commencement of the new Act apply for provisional registration to any Provincial Registrar. Prove that he/ she acted as a tourist guide before the commencement of a new Act by supplying to the Provincial Registrar, 3
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a portfolio of evidence, for example, letters of recommendation, thank you letters from tourists A person whose application for provisional registration has been approved by the Provincial Registrar, shall within a period of two years convert his/her experience to the relevant national qualification. 1.3 SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISM REGISTERED TOURIST GUIDES Tourist’s guides who were previously registered in terms of the primary Act with South African Tourism: Remain registered until the new Act is implemented. Must renew his/her registration after commencement of the new Act and the registration fee will R240.00, subject to change. Will have a period of 2 years beginning from date of implementation of the Act, to convert their present qualifications into that of a new qualifications framework. Will register with only one province for all the qualifications that he/she has, preferably where he/she works or resides. 1.4 TOURIST GUIDES TRAINERS All tourist guides trainers have to be accredited by the THETA to be able to train according to the nationally recognized standards and qualifications framework. For accreditation forms, trainers can call 0860 100 221 or download the forms from the THETA website: www.theta.org.za 1.5 ASSESORS All the assessors must be trained by THETA who will only train only experienced
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