Recent statistics done in August 2016 a lot of interesting observations were noted:

  • Of the 5572 GP number issued , only 3606 are still on the database. 
  • Of the 3606 only 1337 are actively guiding.
  • the largest groups working are , males over 50 and females between 40-50.
  • Only 206 guides under the age of 30 active in the industry 

The trends captured are  based  on the information available in Gauteng only,but gives quite a clear picture where the tourist guide industry is going as there is very few young people entering the career.