The effect of the Worldwide Covid19 pandemic on Tourism is catastrophic and has left thousands of FGASA guides and their families in a terrible financial situation. Many of our guides have been laid off, had their salaries cut and, in some cases, have not been paid at all. The dire situation [...]

May 13th, 2020|

FGASA June Exam & Covid19 Stage 4 Operating Procedures

FGASA Head Office continues to operate and is able to function administratively as an essential service to despatch educational learning materials and books to all our members. The team is working on a rotational basis at Head Office ( not open to the public)  whilst complying to all regulations.  Please contact [...]

May 7th, 2020|

FGASA launches Astronomy Course for all FGASA guides

The new and updated FGASA Advanced Astronomy Qualification is now available. The aim of the qualification has always been to prep field guides with the necessary skills to deliver an entertaining and factually correct star gazing experience as part of every guest’s stay. The night sky has always fascinated people, and [...]

May 7th, 2020|

FGASA updated operating procedures: COVID-19

26 March to 16 April 2020 Dear FGASA member, In the light of the President Ramphosa’s bold move to lockdown South Africa for 21 days, FGASA would like to firstly wish you all well during this challenging time, and secondly to let you know that our team is committed to effectively [...]

Mar 25th, 2020|

FGASA Operating Procedures: COVID-19

Dear FGASA member, We are faced with challenging times in the tourism industry with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting our lives and workplaces. All our guides, training providers, assessors, mentors, corporate members and staff are confronted with stringent limiting operational procedures in lodges and reserves across Southern Africa. FGASA empathizes with all [...]

Mar 23rd, 2020|

Everything you need to know about antivenom

The only effective treatment for severe snakebite envenomation from a potentially deadly snake is antivenom. Using antivenom is not easy and, like most drugs, it has its disadvantages but in the right hands, and at the right time, it can be life-saving. […]

Aug 28th, 2019|