Notice of IPTGSA Annual General Meeting


Good day Members

With the rain falling and everything turning green and the hope that our industry will also be changing for a better and greener future.

This email serves as notification of the Institute of Professional Tourist Guides of Southern Africa (IPTGSA) Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 21 January 2021 (venue TBC).

As covid-19 and the lockdown have changed many lives the need to change in our industry is also very large and we all have learned to operate and sustain ourselves in different ways by adapting to protocol never heard of.

The future of tourism is changing but once countries are safe again travel will be operational again, the question, when? , This is something nobody knows and many speculations have been made.

The tourism industry is made up of clients that cannot be stationary and have an inclination to travel, with this, said, people, will come back to our shores as South Africa has very specific offerings.


AGM to be held on 21 January 2021

  • All additional requested points to be placed on the agenda must be in writing submitted by email to [email protected] and received by 21 December 2020

  • Due to the circumstances, it is understood that all members won't be able to make the AGM in person.

    A way for everybody to participate the following has been developed

    • An online nomination procedure has been developed so the members may nominate members to be on the EXCO or BOARD

    • Members may nominate themselves if they would like to serve on the committee

    • Nominations to be received by 21 December 2020

    • Nominations can be made using the link

    • The nominations link can also be reached via the Tools menu when a member is logged in.

    • Voting will be done based on the nominations and done online so that all members will have an opportunity to vote. The results will be announced at the AGM and new members welcomed

    • Depending on demand the AGM will be hosted in Johannesburg and Capetown and transmitted via Zoom to outlying members


The Institute would like to wish its members a safe and prosperous festive season, and a recovering new year with enough work to prosper



Johan Van Biljon
Chairman IPTGSA
[email protected]     Cell 0836551997