FGASA Qualifications & Industry Updates
Last updated: 2 June 2023
FGASA has announced updates to the names of some qualifications and entities, such as NQF2 and NQF4. Learn how these changes are being rolled out and understand the new language as it applies to your qualifications.
06 February 2023
Article from Kruger2Canyon
Bushwise, a leading field guide training provider, has launched a new and exciting initiative in conjunction with Tourvest Group.
20 January 2023
Training and employment sponsorships
Tourism Update: aha Hotels & Lodges has joined with Bushwise to sponsor the training of 40 local community members over 3 years.
20 December 2022
Investing in the local community
Bushwise and Tourvest Group will offer fully-sponsored safari career training for students from local communities in South Africa.
26 October 2022
Announcing our new Bushwise course
We’re excited to share the news – we’ve just launched our 60-day Safari Guide course! Train with the best of the best to become a safari guide.
07 July 2022
Winners of Safari Guide of the Year 2022
See who won at this year’s FGASA Safari Guide of the Year event, hosted by Bushwise on the Southern African Wildlife College campus.
21 July 2022
Paving the road for industry transformation
Bushwise and the Southern African Wildlife College launched an exciting new collaboration. With a shared goal of positive transformation in the field guiding industry, our two organisations are helping to pave the way for more accessible and inclusive career paths for aspiring guides.
In their first week on course, we asked all the field guide students the following questions: “Why do you want to become a field guide?” and “Why are you doing this course?” Let’s see what our four featured students had to say…
features and announcements
Stay in the loop
Over the years, Bushwise has featured in various national and international newspapers, magazines and other publications. This includes the Cape Times, The Independent, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Sunday Mail, Sydney Morning Herald, Virgin Blue Voyuer Magazine, and The Guardian. We’ve also appeared in television programs here in South Africa and abroad.
This page is a resource for such publications, as well as our own news announcements and special features. To keep up to date with our students and activities in the field, head over to our Bushwise Stories tab. We hope you enjoy following our adventures as we develop conservation’s future leaders!
08 February 2022
Bushwise to host Safari Guide of the Year 2022
Bushwise Field Guides is thrilled to announce that it will host the SGOTY 2022 event along with key sponsors FGASA and WildEarth.
02 June 2022
Safari Guide of the Year 2022
Safari Guide of the Year 2022 was hosted by Bushwise in the Greater Kruger National Park. Learn what sets them apart and brings them together in this article.
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13 January 2022
Bushwise and the SAWC collaborate
We are excited to announce a new collaboration between Bushwise Field Guides and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) to provide sponsored field guide training to local community members.
02 February 2022
Bushwise new collaboration
By the Southern African Wildlife College: We are delighted to announce a new collaboration between Bushwise Field Guides and the college.
10 May 2017
Bushwise field guides stars shine bright
Since 2012, Bushwise has had the highest national average FGASA level 1 results of all long in-field courses.
29 January 2021
News for South African students
The big four South African banks provide loans for students wanting to complete a Field Guiding Association of South Africa (FGASA) certified course.
27 January 2016
Bushwise on SAFM
Listen to our co-founder talk to SAFM about how we bridge the gap to get you ready for a work placement.
15 February 2023
We welcome new scholarship recipients
Bushwise and the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) welcome two new scholarship recipients from local communities.