Each region (or area) within Southern Africa that has at least 25 paid-up members of the Association and feel they need their region (area) represented on the Executive committee need to send application to the Directors of the Association. On approval by the Directors the region (area) will be acknowledged and a regional (area) general meeting will be called in order to nominate a regional work group. This regional work group then nominate and vote for a representative from that region (area). This regional representative (Chairman) will then be appointed as a member of the FGASA Executive Committee to represent that region (area).
The role and responsibilities of the Regional representative (Chairman)
The role of the regional representative who sits on the FGASA Executive Committee is first and foremost to represent the members from his/her particular region (area). The regional representative brings to the table at the Executive Committee meetings any matters arising from the members within his/her region. Such matters may be around issues that concern the members of the region may have, requests, positive criticism, ideas, complaints, proposals, or of a general inquiry pertaining to the Association and the Tourism guiding industry.
The regional representative (Chairman) arranges regional meetings in order to get input from the members of the region (area) and to provide feedback to the members from the FGASA Executive committee meetings. The regional representative provides information to the members of his/her region (area) from the Directors and the members of the Executive Committee to ensure that the members are kept up to date with accurate information pertaining to the Association and the Tourism guiding industry.
The roles and responsibilities of the regional work group members
The regional work group members are the “go between” the regional representative and the members within the particular region. Not all members within a region may be able to attend the regional meetings due to the nature of the industry, so it is hoped that the regional work group members can help to disseminate information to all the members in the region.
Regional work group are established for:
Lowveld South Region
Contact no: 013 735 5456
Lowveld North Region
Contact no: 015 001 7025
Contact no: 083 225 1628
Kwa-Zulu Natal Region
Contact no: 083 726 3826
Eastern Cape Region
Head Ranger at Kichaka Game Lodge
Contact no: 071 887 6322
Western Cape Region
Contact no: 082 391 5327
Bennet de Klerk
Contact no: 082 926 7830