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Tour Guide Training North West Province
The programme will create opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in tourist guides, and will address the skills gap in the sector.
The Department, will be sponsoring the following training programmes:
- Culture Site Guide, and Adventure Site Guide at NQF2 and NQF4.
Selection of candidates:
- Candidates will be required to submit a written motivation (not exceeding 1 page) along with a CV, certified copies of ID and qualifications.
- Candidates should atleast be in possession of a grade 12 certificate.
- Candidates will be shortlisted based on their motivations and information submitted.
- Failure to submit all required documents will result in your application being declined.
- The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2018 no later that 16:00.
- Learners will be required to finance their transportation cost to attend the training.
- Shortlisted candidates may be required to undergo an interview process.
- All successful candidates will be notified in writing.
- It is the intention of the Department to promote representivity (race, gender and disability) in the Department through training opportunities.
The North West Department of Tourism will be arranging for tourist guides in the province during 2018. This initiative is for training of new entrants from all the four districts of the province.
If you have not been contacted within one (1) month after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.
Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.
Opportunity Closing Date:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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If you’re your own boss, that means no employers, which can give you an extra layer of confidence, but don’t let that deceive you: being self-employed means you actually have to pay more attention to business management, while digital marketing can make or break your business.
Social media is a crucial part of digital marketing, but you also need to know about the importance of having a great landing page, developing a personal brand, customer engagement and connecting with influencers.
Let’s look into what self-employed professionals really need to know about digital marketing.
Social media can be your greatest ally.
Social media can be used to your advantage, but if you don’t know how to use it right, it could very well destroy your business. Be wise, patient, take time to develop skills, test out methods, stick to what works.
There are many social media platforms out there, too many for you to use all of them, so pick the ones that are most relevant to your business. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are necessary in most cases, while you should also consider LinkedIn for B2B communicating, Reddit, if you want to promote your business to a large audience – or a niche audience, by using a specific sub-Reddit – Tumblr, Pinterest and many more.
Showcase your work. Talk to your audience, ask for their opinions, humbly accept criticism, give freebies. Most importantly, and this is something you should never disregard: be constant. In order to use social media for digital marketing, you need to use it regularly. Stay in your clients newsfeed, every day.
Be your own brand. Reach out.
You are your own brand, remember that, and you want your brand to be strong. You can’t be strong unless you don’t reach out to your audience and engage. How? By providing great content, special offers and discounts, limited time deals and sales, and don’t be scared to introduce yourself to customers, take part in comments and discussions.
Not just customers, but peers as well. Use your landing page and social media outlets to branch out, but, as was implied before, don’t spread yourself too thin, you could lose focus.
Q&A sessions are a great way to stay in touch with your audience. Share stories. Include a blog on your landing page and invite guests to write for you, and offer to write for them as well. Offer newsletters and free tutorials. Give something extra with each purchase. All this will help you develop a brand that is long lasting and profitable.
Reaching out will help you establish an online presence, which is one of the cornerstones of running a successful business.
How to I get Digital Marketing courses
There are free and paid courses available online. You can register for a free Digital Marketing course here or check for available paid courses to study online or at a college.
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How to become a Traffic Cop in South Africa
1. WHY IS THE CAREER OF A TRAFFIC OFFICER SO IMPORTANT?
Traffic officers enforce the road rules and signs.
They ensure a safe passage in traffic and that all road users – including pedestrians – use our roads in an orderly and safe manner.
The main purpose of traffic officers is to ensure the safe and free flow of traffic to prevent road crashes and deaths on our roads.
2. WHAT DOES ONE DO IN THIS CAREER?
A distinction is made between provincial traffic officers and municipal traffic officers. Provincial traffic officers perform their duties within the boundaries of provinces, while municipal traffic officers perform theirs within the boundaries of municipalities.
Provincial traffic officers are also known as provincial inspectors.
They enforce compliance of the National Road Traffic Act, National Land Transport Act and Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act.
They control traffic, inspect vehicles for roadworthiness, and enforce road traffic signs and the rules of the road.
3. WHAT WILL THE WORKPLACE BE LIKE?
Provincial inspectors and traffic officers spend most of their working hours outdoors on the road.
A small portion of their time is spent in courtrooms and offices doing administrative duties.
They do their patrol duties mainly in motorcars, although some of their duties are performed on motorcycles or on foot.
4. WHAT INSTRUMENTS, TOOLS OR MATERIALS WILL ONE WORK WITH?
Traffic officers are responsible for law enforcement.
They will be working with a speed-measuring apparatus, an alcohol test apparatus, measuring tapes, mass-measuring apparatus, a summons book, infringement notices, etc.
5. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES AND DRAWBACKS OF THIS CAREER?
Advantages: Working with people and helping them to obey traffic rules, assisting to reduce the number of road crashes and thus saving lives.
Drawbacks: The need to be able to work with people with difficult personalities, having to work during holidays and on weekends, and performing duties in all different weather conditions.
6. HOW DO I BECOME A TRAFFIC OFFICER?
You will first need to be employed by provincial government, a municipality or a government entity such as the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) or the Cross Border Road Transport Agency.
Vacant posts are advertised by these authorities in the open media.
You will therefore need to constantly check your local or national newspapers.
You may also contact any local or provincial authority directly to enquire as to whether vacancies exist within the departments and when the relevant posts will be advertised.
7. WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A TRAFFIC OFFICER?
· South African citizenship;
· Grade 12 or equivalent;
· No criminal record;
· Code B driving Licence ( manual transmission);
· Medical certificate – that a person may do strenuous exercises; and
· Applicants shall not be older than 35 years of age.
8. WHERE DO I UNDERGO TRAINING AS A TRAFFIC OFFICER?
Once you are employed as a traffic officer /traffic trainee, you will be sent to one of the 12 traffic colleges approved by the Minister of Transport.
Only the traffic colleges and metro police academies in the table below may currently train traffic officers in South Africa.
9. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A METRO POLICE OFFICER AND A TRAFFIC OFFICER?
Traffic officers undergo the basic traffic officer training and then commence with their duties.
Metro police officers are trained as traffic officers and thereafter on certain functions of police officers.
Therefore, before you can become a metro police officer, you must be trained and registered as a traffic officer. In addition to all their duties as traffic officers, metro police officers also focus on crime prevention and the enforcement of municipal by
10. CAN I STILL TRAIN ON MY OWN AS A TRAFFIC OFFICER, EVEN IF I AM NOT EMPLOYED?
Definitely not. However, you can study traffic management-related courses at various FET colleges or universities.
These courses may give you an advantage, should authorities or municipalities advertise traffic-related posts.
Please be informed that there are only 12 approved Traffic Training Colleges in South Africa (see above).
Only these colleges can issue a diploma with which a person can be registered as a traffic officer, in terms road traffic legislation.
Beware of any non-approved training service providers, who offer basic training in traffic or traffic-related aspects.