Dear Tourist Guide The Department of Economic Development and Tourism through the Tourist Guide Registration Office is busy rolling out a series of illegal guiding inspections.
Inspections kicked off during the month of June and will carry on until March next year. The Department appointed dedicated inspectors to conduct random inspections at key attractions throughout the province and so far more than 200 guides have been inspected. The objectives of the inspections are: · to curb illegal guiding activities in the Western Cape · to create awareness amongst the general public and visitors about the use of professional and legal guides · to create awareness amongst the illegal guides about the implications of guiding illegally · to create a positive image of the guiding sector According to the Tourism Second Amendment Act, 2000, tourist guides must carry their valid ID cards with them at all times whilst guiding. Expiration dates are included on all ID cards issued to tourist guides.
Please contact the registration office on tel: 021 483 2960 or email: Registrar@pgwc.gov.za for more information on updating your registration as a tourist guide. Look out for a further update on the inspections in September’s issue of the tourist guide newsletter. Yours in tourism
Uveshnee Ragavan Provincial Registrar: Tourist Guides Department of Economic Development and Tourism