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Celebrating FGASA Women in 2021

As we come to the end of Women’s month, FGASA would like to salute some of the female guides in our industry. David Batzofin got to chat with Melanie Groenewald, Zanelle Ovendale and Emily Whiting. Melanie D.B: Tell me a bit about yourself? My name is Melanie Groenewald and I am [...]

Aug 31st, 2021|

The FGASA Trails Guide Journey – What you need to know

    WHAT DO I NEED TO BEGIN MY TRAILS GUIDE JOURNEY You need to have achieved  the Apprentice Field Guide NQF2 qualification as a self study guide or be on course with a FGASA endorsed training program with a Training Provider. Comply to all legal requirements (CATHSSETA) as well as [...]

Aug 22nd, 2021|

Open letter from the FGASA Managing Director

Hello to all FGASA members, supporting lodges, businesses, volunteers and staff, As we navigate this pandemic and the impact it has had on our guides and the tourism industry as a whole, I am overwhelmed by the unquestionable character, support and strength of our community. Like other industry organisations devastated by [...]

Aug 21st, 2021|

Kloofendal Nature Reserve ads value to FGASA members in Gauteng

FGASA is very excited to announce a new collaboration between Friends of Kloofendal at Kloofendal Nature Reserve and FGASA. There are many learners in the Gauteng area, who opt for the self-study option for the theory component of the Apprentice Field Guide (NQF2), but then have difficulty with being able to [...]

Aug 20th, 2021|

FGASA Executive Committee and Board update

Well done to Brett Heasman ! Brett has been appointed to the FGASA Executive Committee and will represent the Lowveld South region. Brett, in his role as an Executive member, takes the responsibility of representing FGASA and all its members within the Lowveld South region, whilst contributing to and making decisions [...]

Aug 19th, 2021|

Brenden Pienaar is awarded Scout status

FGASA is super excited to announce that Brenden Pienaar has been awarded Scout status. What an accolade, well done Brenden ! Content producer David Batzofin gets to chat with new Senior Tracker & FGASA Scout Brenden Pienaar about his recent Scout achievement. DB: Congratulations on becoming the 10th FGASA Scout. What [...]

Aug 19th, 2021|