Tourist guides now licensed to thrill
OFFICIAL accreditation badges were handed to 10 newly appointed tourist guides at a function held at the Richards Bay Civic Centre last Tuesday.
Their training came from a partnership between the National Department of Tourism and the City of uMhlathuze Community Tourism Organisation.
The new appointees were welcomed and congratulated by City Deputy Manager: Business Support, Markets and Tourism, Sibonisile Maduma.
The graduates were encouraged to become ambassadors for the region, with the responsibility of ‘selling’ the tourism assets of the area.
‘Put what you have learnt into practice as you effectively run your own SMME business through your accreditation’ was the message they were given.
The successful trainees were Ayenziwe Hlongwane, Nhlonipho Mdletshe, Nontando Zulu, Neliswa Khanyile, Siphesihle Zikhali, Londiwe Khanyile, Futhi Khumalo, Simo Gumede, Nondalo Sithole, Mbali Nxele.
Celebrating the issuing of the of cial tourist guide accreditations were (back) Jeffrey Mcambi, Cllr Thami Phahla, Futhi Khumalo, Tata Mncedisi Hlalatu, S’phesihle Zikhali; (front) Lerato Mndawe, Nhlonipho Mdletshe, Londiwe Khanyile, Nontando Zulu,...