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.saqa.org.za. Alternatively, enquiries can be made at the Tourist Guides Registration Offices across Provinces.
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:
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.