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Registration Requirements

TRAINING OF TOURIST GUIDES

Tourist guides must be trained by accredited training providers for their application for registration to be considered. Tourist guides are responsible for verifying the registration status of the training providers before commencement of training.​

A full list of accredited training providers and assessors can be obtained on the Culture Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) website www.cathsseta.org . ​Information about tourist guiding programmes which are recognised by SAQA can be obtained from the SAQA website www.sa​qa.org.za. Alternatively, enquiries can be made at the Tourist Guides Registration Offices across Provinces.

Requirements to Register to become a Tourist Guide

Provincial Registrars are appointed in each of the nine provinces to register tourist guides. In order to be registered as a tourist guide in South Africa, a person must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • be a South African citizen or be in possession of a valid work permit;
  • must have undergone training with a CATHSSETA-accredited training provider or any other accredited institution which offers programes recognized by SAQA;
  • be in possession of a valid first aid certificate from institution recognized by Department of Labour;
  • pay a registratio​n fee of R240 (Renewable every 3 years)
  • submit 4 passport-size photos;
  • must submit a completed and signed registration form and the code of conduct and ethics upon registration.

​​​​​Tourist Guide Registrars

The National Registrar of Tourist Guides, in conjunction with the Provincial Registrars, facilitate maintenance of the Central Tourist Guides Register as well as the registration of Tourist Guides at provincial level. In this section, browsers will be able to access the contact details of the National and Provincial Registers.​​​

 NATIONAL REGISTRAR'S CONTACT DETAILS

  • National: National Department of Tourism
    Registrar: Ms. Nonkqubela Silulwane
    Telephone: (012) 444 6402
    Fax: (012) 444 7090
    Address: Private Bag X 424,Pretoria,0001
    Email: nsilulwane@tourism.gov.za

 PROVINCIAL REGISTRAR'S CONTACT LIST

  • Eastern Cape: Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency
    Registrar: Mr. Mbulelo Siyo
    Telephone: (043) 364 2570
    Fax: (043) 701 9642
    Address: P.O. Box 18373, Quigney, 5211
    Email: Mbulelo.Siyo@ecpta.co.za
  • Freestate: Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
    Registrar: Mr. Mfundo Ngcangca (Acting)
    Telephone: (051) 400 9598
    Fax: (051) 400 9590
    Address: Private Bag X 20801, Bloemfontein,9300
    Email: Mfundo@edtea.fs.gov.za
  • Gauteng: Gauteng Tourism Authority
    Registrar: Mr. Mbuyi Kona
    Telephone: (011) 085 2101
    Fax: 086 609 3941
    Address: P.O. Box 155, Newtown, 21003
    Email: Mbuyi.kona@gauteng.gov.za
  • Kwazulu-Natal: Department of Economic Development and Tourism
    Registrar: Ms. Peggy Dlamini
    Telephone: (033) 264 9324/(033) 264 9323
    Fax: (033) 264 9300
    Address: 217 Burger Street,Calder Street,Pietermaritzburg, 3201
    Email: dlaminipe@kznded.gov.za
  • Limpopo: Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism
    Registrar: Mr. Moses Ngobeni
    Telephone: (015) 293 8510
    Fax: (015) 291 1085
    Address: Private Bag X 9486, Polokwane, 0700
    Email: NgobeniM@ledet.gov.za
  • Mpumalanga: Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency
    Registrar: Musa Mahlangu
    Telephone: (013) 759 5487
    Fax: (086) 603 6766
    Address: Private Bag X 11338, Nelspruit,1200
    Email: makindes@mtpa.co.za
  • North West: Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism
    Registrar: Adv Makinde
    Telephone: (018) 387 7883/(018) 387 7801
    Fax: (018) 387 7886/(018) 387 7924
    Address: Private Bag X 15, Mmabatho,2735
    Email: smakinde@nwpg.gov.za
  • Northern Cape: Department of Economic Development and Tourism
    Registrar: Mr. Andries Mokgele
    Telephone: (053) 830 4875/(053) 830 4881
    Fax: (053) 831 3530
    Address: Private Bag X 6102, Kimberly, 8300
    Email: amokgele@ncpg.gov.za
  • Western Cape: Department of Economic Development and Tourism
    Registrar: Ms. Leigh Pollio
    Telephone: (021) 483 8734/(021) 483 9130
    Fax: (021) 483 2957
    Address: P.O. Box 979, Cape Town, 8000
    Email: registrar@pgwc.gov.za