COVID-19: R30m set aside for tour guides

Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says R30-million has been set aside for tour guides as part of the Tourism relief fund. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says an additional R30-million has been set aside to assist tour guides during the lockdown.

Kubayi-Ngubane outlined tourism regulations and measures during a media briefing on Saturday afternoon.

“As a department we have come up with an additional financial mechanism for tourism guides.

We have set aside a total of R30-million which will provide financial relief over a period of 2-3 months for tourist guides,” she said.

She says the additional funding has been set aside to assist tour guides who do not qualify for the Unemployment Insurance Fund.

"The beneficiaries of this scheme will include tour guides who are registered in terms of the Tourism Act, tour guides who are not employed by any company and those who have not formed their own company."

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