Renamed Griquatown in 1813 by Reverend John Campbell (1766– 1840) after the Griquas. It was Campbell who also changed the name from Basterd- Hottentotten to Griquas to incorporate both the 'Basters' and the Korannna tribes who were living there.
Previous Name: Klaarwater, when it was founded as a mission station by the London Missionary Society, because of the clear water there.
Good day to all
It is with a cheer in my voice that I pen this email to all of you as inaugural members of Institute of Professional Tourist Guides of Southern Africa (IPTGSA)
The process was started nearly three years ago with a group of like minded guides in Benoni
We can now successfully say that the official launch will take place on the 22 June 2017.
All procedures and policies are now in place, and you as visionary to invest in the establishment of the IPTGSA now has the opportunity to be the first to apply to get recognition from the IPTGSA