The various provinces are busy passing legistlation which will provide additional powers to Provincial Registrars allowing them to prosecute illegal guides. The previous act required registrars to report guides to the SAPS who then prosecuted them, but the new amendment will allow the Registrars to issue spot fines.
See http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/illegal-tour-guides-beware-1.1531323#.Ui7O1wMnJss.email for the full story.
I have heard a number of stories recently regarding organisations and individuals offering so called “Accredited Qualifications“. This is great that people are out there trying to improve standards of training in the industry, but there is a problem…
Many of these ‘offers’ are for training that holds no formal accreditation in South Africa even though they have the label. So who are they accredited by? Continue reading Accredited Qualifications – Says Who?