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gautengTimesLive reports that recent attacks on international and domestic tourists and diplomats have forced government into overdrive in an effort secure the country's image as a safe place to visit.  

The result has been the launch on Tuesday by the national and Gauteng tourism departments of a pilot tourist safety monitor project‚ which will see unemployed youth trained to provide advice to visiting tourists.  Two hundred safety monitors will take up their posts at Gauteng's tourist hot spots‚ including Soweto and OR Tambo International Airport.  The monitors will eventually form part of more than 2‚000 who will be stationed around the country's tourist attractions.  "The employment of these monitors is being done through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP).  All the monitors will undergo security vetting by the police and other security agencies.  The plan is to rally support from the private sector‚ especially in the form of sponsorship.

  • Read this report by Graeme Hosken in full at TimesLive

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