NFTGA Freelancers in Tourism Awareness Campaign
The videos, together with the letter to the Minister were part of the awareness creation campaign to highlight freelancers in tourism. The Minister announced in June, that a Tourist Guide Relief Fund worth R30 Million had been set up for tourist guides. This would basically pay each guide a once-off total amount of R4500 ZAR (about $225 USD per guide) for the duration of the pandemic. Sadly, no provision was made for drivers in the government funds.
NFTGA Tourist Guide and Driver Aid Programme (Feeding Scheme)
We are excited to announce that the National Federation of Tourist Guides and Affiliates South Africa (NFTGA) and JAMSA, an established public benefit organisation, with the support of Tourvest Destination Management, F Collin Logistics and Consulting and several other industry affiliates, have created an aid programme to raise money and assist the tourist guides, drivers and their families that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.