Tel+27 (0) 11 886 8245
Fax+27 (0) 11 886 8084
Email membership@fgasa.org.za
5th Floor Petrob House, 343 Surrey Avenue,
Ferndale, Johannesburg

Postnet Suite 111, Private Bag x04,
Fontainebleau, 2032, South Africa

FGASA Resource Library

Bookshop

These are some of the titles that are now back in stock

 

We are busy re stocking the new online FGASA bookshop at present.

If you wish to purchase books you may do so by emailing your order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BOOKSHOP PRICE LIST (PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK)

(PRICES MAY VARY DEPENDING ON ORDER)


Spend R300.00 and more on any Junior books and get the Ranger Rom story book for free

(While stock lasts)

 

 

 

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Membership Overview

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Benefits of membership with FGASA

  • Qualifications: Qualifications are of a recognised and respected standard.
  • Assessments: Practical assessments are conducted at a professional level.
  • FGASA bookshop: Members are entitled to buy books at discounted prices.
  • E-Magazine & Newsletter: Members are kept informed by an online colour tri-annual magazine and an on-line newsletter.
  • Website: Informative website with up to date membership, qualifications and exam results.
  • Learner support: Professional support available to all FGASA learners.
  • Job market: Provide members with job market information.

Who can become a member of FGASA?

Anybody can become a FGASA member but you must be able to communicate in English. For Adult membership you need to be over the age of 18. (This is in order to write the exams and be practically assessed)

The Junior membership is for school learners including categories for both Primary and High school learners. (Certificates are issued on successful completion of workbooks)

Membership is for anybody who would like to:

  • Follow a career in Field guiding
  • Improve their knowledge of wildlife, conservation and culture
  • Gain a recognised guiding qualification
  • Support the development of professional guides
  • Gain a recognised Tracker qualification
  • Attain a specialist guiding qualification
  • Register with Department of Tourism as a legal guide

 How do I become a member of FGASA?

  • Online Membership Registration - Click Here
  • Download South African Application - Download
  • Download International Application - Download
  • Obtain a Membership Application (post, fax or email form from) from FGASA
  • The application form can be collected at the Johannesburg office- View Contact Details

Complete the application form by filling out all the required details.Sign the FGASA Code of Conduct attached to the application form Compulsory. Pay the FGASA registration fee and the annual subscription fee to the relevant account indicated on the Application form.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN AS AN ASSOCIATE NON-GUIDE MEMBER AND COMPLETE SOME OF THE FGASA KNOWLEDGE CERTIFICATES THEN PLEASE COMPLETE THE ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPLICATION FORMS.

How do I make a payment to FGASA?

Fees may be paid online or directly into the FGASA bank account. Please do not send cash by post. It can get lost or stolen, and we cannot take any responsibility for lost cash.

First National Bank account details:

Branch code:
260 231
Account no:
6249 6791 346
SWIFT code:
FIRNZAJJ (international payments only)
Ref:
Your membership number

Payments

If you pay money directly into the FGASA bank account, please ensure that the following is written on the slip:
  • Your name and/or FGASA membership number (if you are already a member)
  • Fax/email slip through to the FGASA office: +27 (0)11 – 886 8084, preferably together with a form or a note explaining what the money is for.

From time to time money has been paid into the FGASA account with no indication whatsoever who the money is from or what it is for. We have no option but to regard these funds as donations to the Association. Please do not use references such as exam payment, or annual subs. There is no way for us to know who paid in this money.

fgasa south africaRenewal of membership (annual subscription payment)

  • Registration fees are a once-off payment.
  • Subscription fees are renewable on a yearly basis.
  • Membership is valid for one calendar year from the date you join the Association (for example; the month of March of one year to March of the next year).
  • Membership renewal reminders are emailed the month before your membership expires.

What do I get once I have joined FGASA?

As soon as your application form and relevant payment (with proof of payment) for registration and membership has been processed by the FGASA Johannesburg office you will receive the following:

  • A General Information Guide
  • A Field Guiding Log book (Guide member only)
  • Field Guide learner Support Pack and Workbook (Guide member only)
  • Field Guide Learner Manual (Guide member only)
  • Guiding Skills Manual (Guide member only

Membership Cards and Certificates are only issued once you have attained a FGASA qualification (Both theoretical and practical competence).

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Membership Overview 3

0021Benefits of membership with FGASA

  • Qualifications: Qualifications are of a recognized and respected standard.
  • Assessments: Practical assessments are conducted at a professional level.
  • FGASA bookshop: Members are entitled to buy books at discounted prices.
  • Magazine & Newsletter: Members are kept informed by a colour tri-annual magazine and an on-line newsletter.
  • Website: Informative website with up to date membership, qualifications and exam results.
  • Learner support: Professional support available to all FGASA learners.
  • Job market: Provide members with job market information.

Who can become a member of FGASA?

Anybody can become a FGASA member but you must be able to communicate in English. For Adult membership you need to be over the age of 18. (This is in order to write the exams and be practically assessed)

The Junior membership is for school learners including categories for both Primary and High school learners. (Certificates are issued on successful completion of workbooks)

 

 

 

Membership is for anybody who would like to:

  • Follow a career in guiding
  • Improve their knowledge of wildlife, conservation and culture
  • Gain a recognised guiding qualification
  • Support the development of professional guides
  • Gain a recognised Tracker qualification
  • Attain a specialist guiding qualification
  • Register with Department of Tourism as a legal guide

 

Guiding game driveHow do I become a member of FGASA?

  • Online Membership Registration - Click Here
  • Download South African Application - Download
  • Download International Application - Download
  • Obtain a Membership Application (post, fax or email form from) from FGASA
  • The application form can be collected at the Johannesburg office- View Contact Details

Complete the application form by filling out all the required details.Sign the FGASA Code of Conduct attached to the application form Compulsory. Pay the FGASA registration fee and the annual subscription fee to the relevant account indicated on the Application form.

IF YOU WANT TO JOIN AS AN ASSOCIATE NON-GUIDE MEMBER AND COMPLETE SOME OF THE FGASA KNOWLEDGE CERTIFICATES THEN PLEASE COMPLETE THE ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPLICATION FORMS.

How do I make a payment to FGASA?

Fees may be paid online or directly into the FGASA bank account. Please do not send cash by post. It can get lost or stolen, and we cannot take any responsibility for lost cash.

First National Bank account details:

Branch code:
260 231
Account no:
6249 6791 346
SWIFT code:
FIRNZAJJ (international payments only)
Ref:
Your membership number

Payments

If you pay money directly into the FGASA bank account, please ensure that the following is written on the slip:
  • Your name and/or FGASA membership number (if you are already a member)
  • Fax/email slip through to the FGASA office: +27 (0)11 – 886 8084, preferably together with a form or a note explaining what the money is for.

From time to time money has been paid into the FGASA account with no indication whatsoever who the money is from or what it is for. We have no option but to regard these funds as donations to the Association. Please do not use references such as exam payment, or annual subs. There is no way for us to know who paid in this money.

fgasa south africaRenewal of membership (annual subscription payment)

  • Registration fees are a once-off payment.
  • Subscription fees are renewable on a yearly basis.
  • Membership is valid for one calendar year from the date you join the Association (for example; the month of March of one year to March of the next year).
  • Membership renewal reminders are emailed the month before your membership expires.
  • Annual subscription fees for Current members: R500.00
  • Annual subscription fees for Junior members: R330.00
  • Annual subscription fees for Specialist Training Providers: R1,250.00

What do I get once I have joined FGASA?

As soon as your application form and relevant payment (with proof of payment) for registration and membership has been processed by the FGASA Johannesburg office you will receive the following:

  • A General Information Guide
  • A Field Guiding Log book (Guide member only)
  • The latest Field News magazine (if available)
  • Level 1 learner Support Pack and Workbook (Guide member only)
  • Level 1 Learner Manual (Guide member only)
  • Guiding Skills Manual (Guide member only

Membership Cards and Certificates are only issued once you have attained a FGASA qualification (Both theoretical and practical competence).

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FGASA Registered Assessors

FGASA Registered Assessors
ASSESSOR (Alphabetical) SCOPE OF ASSESSMENT

ADRIAAN LOUW

083 234 1493

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED & SKS RIFLE HANDLING /
TRACKING LEVEL 1,2,3, SENIOR 
MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

ALAN YEOWART

082 425 0443

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING /
SKS BIRDING / TRACKING LEVEL 1,2,3 AND SENIOR

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO / KZN / NORTH WEST

ALASTAIR KILPIN

078 152 9479

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING
WESTERN CAPE /EASTERN CAPE / MPUMALANGA / KZN

ANDRE VAN ZYL

084 827 4454

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING
MPUMALANGA / GAUTENG

ANDREW KEARNEY

082 560 2172

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

EASTERN CAPE

BEN COLEY 

079 575 0900   

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ ARH              

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

BENNET DE KLERK

082 926 7830

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE
NORTH WEST PROVINCE

BOB NIXON

083 307 0837

ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING
COUNTRY WIDE 

BRENDEN PIENAAR 

072 432 6263     

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ ARH/ TRAILS GUIDE

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA

BRENT REED

267 6800115

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE
BOTSWANA

BRIAN COLLING

083 225 1628

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG

MPUMALANGA / GAUTENG

BRIAN RODE

072 565 9266

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ SPECIALIST FG/ TRAILS GUIDE/ ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING/ SKS BIRDING

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

BRIAN SERRAO

083 286 5435

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG/ TRAILS GUIDE / BIRDING SPECIALIST.

GAUTENG / MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO / NORTH WEST

BRUCE LAWSON

082 332 5692

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED & SKS RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING

MPUMALANGA, LIMPOPO, KZN, EASTERN CAPE, NORTH WEST

BRYAN OLVER

035 562 4532

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4) /SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

&BEYOND ( IN-HOUSE )

BYRON ROSS

0824781646

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

MPUMALANGA

CAMERON PEARCE

078 972 8300

FG (NQF2)

MPUMALANG/LIMPOPO

CHANTELLE VENTER

076 810 5373

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

CHARLES DELPORT

082 971 7654

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING/TRAILS GUIDE

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA

CHARLES TRENNERY

082 740 7446

 FG (NQF2)

LIMPOPO/ MPUMALANGA

CLINTON PHILLIPS

00267 6800363

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

BOTSWANA

COBUS SPIES

078 4717 958

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO / EASTERN CAPE

COLIN PATRICK

083 661 

ADVANCED & SKS RIFLE HANDLING / TRACKING LEVEL 1,2,3, SENIOR

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

DARRAN MYERS

082 553 1858

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO / NORTH WEST / KZN

DEON PIENAAR

084 511 3565

 ADVANCE RIFLE HANDLING

MPUMALANGA

DYLAN PANOS

079 887 0419

FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / MARINE LEVEL I / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING

KZN

EUGENE LE ROUX

079 496 8411

FG (NQF2) / TRAILS GUDE 

NORTHWEST

EUGENE FUHRI

084 245 8808

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

WESTERN CAPE

GAVIN LAUTENBACH

084 6622 993

 FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG ( NQF4) /SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING

GAUTENG/ LIMPOPO/ MPUMALANGA

GERAN ELLISH

0724618549 

 FG (NQF2)/  ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANVED RIFLE HANDLING

EASTERN CAPE

GRAHAM COOKE

083 326 7667

FG(NQF2)/ADVANCED FG(NQF4)/TRAILS GUIDE/ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

GRANT HINE

082 215 7793

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG/ TRAILS GUIDE / SKS BIRDING / PALAEO-ANTHROPOLOGY 

NATIONAL

HAMISH RODGERS

082 857 0985

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG

LIMPOPO

HENRY PARSONS

079 4727 766

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING / TRAILS GUIDE

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

IAN OWTRAM

083 286 8281

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG

LIMPOPO

JACO BUYS

076 828 9677

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

JAMES STEYN

072 800 1938

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADV & SKS RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING / HORSE GUIDING

MPUMALANGA

JEAN PIERRE LE ROUX

082 717 5691

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO / KZN / GAUTENG

JOHAN FOURIE

028 551 2562

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

WESTERN CAPE / MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

JOHANN MARAIS

076 566 7719

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

NORTH WEST PROVINCE / MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

JUAN HEYDENRYCH

079 494 1180

 FG (NQF2)

NORTH WEST / LIMPOPO

JUAN PINTO

015 793 0150

 FG (NQF2)/ ADV FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TG / ADV RIFLE HANDLING / SKS BIRDING / TRACKING LEVEL 1, 2, 3 , SENIOR

MPUMALANGA

KOBUS LUBBE  
 
028 551 2562   

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ TRAILS GUIDE/ARH  

   WESTERN CAPE/LIMPOPO/MPUMALANGA 

LAETITIA CRONJE

082 372 8751

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4)

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA

LEE GUTTERIDGE

073 468 9267

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) /SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH / TRACKER 1,2,3 / SKS(WILDFLOWERS)

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA/MADIKWE/BOTSWANA

LES ASHLEY

082 331 9152

FG (NQF2)/ADVANCED FG(NQF4)

MUPUMALANGA

LIESL EICHENBERGER

082 550 3751

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

WESTERN CAPE

LIZEL CRAMER

082 322 3299

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4)

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA

LORRAINE DOYLE

082 822 6071

FG (NQF2) NATIONWIDE

LOUIS WILLEMSE

083 540 4575

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG  / MARINE

WESTERN CAPE

MALCOLM DOUGLAS

083 233 5264

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

MALCOLM HENDERSON

082 410 4037

 ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

COUNTRY WIDE

MARK BROODRYK

013 735 5456

FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH / SKS BIRDING

MPUMALANGA

MARK  GUNN

083 391 6294

FG (NQF2)

MPUMALANGA

MARK SHAW

082 3163 925 

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ SPECIALIST FG/TRAILS GUIDE/ARH                 

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

MARK MONTGOMERY

082 924 6707

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

LIMPOPO

MARK STAVRAKIS

0726254709

FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH / SKS BIRDING / TRACK & SIGN INTERPRETATION

LIMPOPO

MASSIMO REBUZZI

083 350 6856

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/TRAILS GUIDE/ ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

NADIA SCHOEMAN

076 398 9128

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG

GAUTENG / LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA

NILS KURE

083 6306 468

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / ARH / TRAILS GUIDE

EASTERN CAPE / KZN / MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

PETER WELLS

083 983 6082

 ADVANCED RIFLE HANDLING

COUNTRY WIDE (WWW.FIMASE.CO.ZA)

PIETER DUNN

083 441 6627

FG (NQF2)/ADVANCED FG (NQF4) TRAILS GUIDE, AVDANCED RIFLE HANDLING,BIRDING

NORTH WEST

RALPH KIRSTEN

071 8809 627

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / ARH / TRAILS GUIDE

EASTERN CAPE / MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

RICHARD PEARSE

083 229 5896

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

EASTERN CAPE

ROBIN VAN DEN BERG

072 796 9577

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4)

LIMPOPO

 SAKKIE VAN ASWEGEN

082 337 1355 

FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH / SKS BIRDING

GAUTENG

 SCHALK PRETORIUS

082 338 8975

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH / SKS BIRDING / MARINE

EASTERN CAPE

 SEAN PATTRICK

082 780 8980

FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

 SERVAAS HOFMEYR

082 403 7937

FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

 LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA / GAUTENG

SETH VORSTER

082 686 6123 

 FG (NQF2) / ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

&BEYOND (IN-HOUSE)

SHANI PRELLER

072 539 5654

 FG (NQF2), ADVANCED FG (NQF4), TRAILS GUIDE

LIMPOPO / NORTH WEST / MPUMALANGA

VANESSA STRYDOM

082 887 8058

 FG (NQF2)/ ADVANCED FG (NQF4) / SPECIALIST FG / TRAILS GUIDE / ARH

MPUMALANGA / LIMPOPO

WAYNE TE BRAKE 

084 360 8772   

FG (NQF2) /ADVANCED FG (NQF4)/ ARH/ TRAILS GUIDE    

LIMPOPO / MPUMALANGA

 

 

 

 

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Code of Conduct

FGASA GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND CODE OF CONDUCT

All members of the Field Guides Association of Southern Africa (FGASA) subscribe to the following code of conduct:

ADHERANCE TO UNIVERSAL PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, NORMS AND VALUES

I welcome tourists to South Africa, and promise to serve competently and professionally those under my guidance, and I endeavour to the best of my ability to satisfy their expectations as valued guests and visitors to South Africa by dealing with the applicable tour programme and itinerary in a responsible and efficient manner

ADHERANCE TO SOUTH AFRICA’S LAWS, REGULATIONS AND CUSTOMS

I adhere to and support the South African constitution, laws and regulations, tourism acts and conservation laws. I undertake to assist tourists under my guidance to respect local laws, regulations and customs; in addition, I promise to support and uphold the mission and values of the tourist organisation I represent. I submit to the applicable controls, sanctions and disciplinary procedures. I promise to operate within my own levels of expertise and refrain from entering areas for which I am not qualified.

PROMISE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE INFORMATION

I undertake to provide knowledgeable, correct, fair and unbiased information on South Africa to tourists under my guidance, and I promise to keep an open mind towards comments and feedback from visitors to South Africa. I undertake to apply professional skills and knowledge that I have acquired through training and experience.

UNDERTAKING TO CARE FOR THE SAFETY OF TOURISTS

I undertake to implement all reasonable measures to protect the personal safety of tourists under my guidance, and, in the event of acting as nature guide, I undertake to operate safely and responsibly in whatever mode of transport is used; in addition, in the event of any accident, injury, mishap or other situation that compromises the safety of those under my guidance, I pledge to immediately contact the relevant authority for assistance

STATEMENT ON FIRST AID PROTOCOLS

As a certified first-aider, I adhere to the applicable ethical norms and first-aid procedures, and, when requested for aid, commit myself to provide competent first-aid assistance according to standing protocols.

ATTITUDE OF RESPECT TOWARDS PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

At all times I treat with respect all peoples of the world, all languages, all cultures and all religions, local and other customs, histories and lore, and the indigenous natural environment. All guiding activities should be conducted in such a manner as to cause the least possible damage to the environment and encouragement should be given to remove litter thus improving the environment.

AVOIDANCE OF DISCRIMINATORY ACTION

At all times I refrain from any discriminatory, abusive, insensitive or irresponsible action and promise to act fairly in the event of any dispute or conflict.

AVOIDANCE OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

At all times I refrain from and avoid substance abuse, smoking in inappropriate areas, or use of any narcotic drug, and I promise to maintain my sobriety.

ADHERANCE TO A DRESS CODE

I undertake to dress appropriately at all times, and to display the relevant registration badge as a mark of my professional integrity and standards .

STATEMENT OF RELIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

I undertake to be on time, reliable, honest, conscientious and tactful. The number of people comprising a party should be appropriate to my qualifications as a guide, the nature of the trail, the terrain and the type of activities engaged in.

REJECTION OF TOUTING

I do not solicit for clients or gratuity.

SUBMISSION TO DISCIPLINARY ACTION

In the event of any comment or complaint regarding my service as tourist guide and member of FGASA, a letter listing all particulars, including my full name and tourist guide registration number, should be mailed to:
The Field Guides Association of Southern Africa, Postnet Suite 111, Private Bag X04 Fontainebleau 2032.

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