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Illegal guiding is a criminal offense according to SA law

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The Tourism Act 2014  describes the ‘‘tourist guide’’ as "any person registered as such under section 50 and who for reward accompanies any person who travels within or visits any place within the Republic and who furnishes such person with information or comments".

It further states the following:

Prohibitions
57 (1) No person who is not a registered tourist guide or whose registration as a tourist guide has been suspended or withdrawn, may for reward, whether monetary or otherwise, act as a tourist guide.
(2) No person who has become subject to any disqualification referred to in section 50 (3) may for reward, whether monetary or otherwise, act as a tourist guide.
(3) No person, company or close corporation may for the promotion of any business undertaking conducted by him, her or it, employ or continue to employ as a tourist guide any person who is not a registered tourist guide or whose registration as a tourist guide has been suspended or withdrawn or who has become subject to a disqualification contemplated in subsection (2).

Offenses and penalties
59. (1) A person is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding one year.
(f) contravenes section 57(1), (2) or (3).
(2) Any company or close corporation that contravenes section 57(3) is guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding R100 000,00.