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Date/DatumDescription/BeskrywingPlace
2016/05/19Hiking SA website / domain Active!.
2015/06/24Situational analysis of hiking in SA: Quo Vadis?.
2015/06/12,13 Suid-Kaap Streeksvergadering en Stap.Stormsriviermond.
2015/05/12HOSA new website up and running / Nuwe VOSA webtuiste aktief.Pretoria
2015/05/08Southern Cape Branch of the HOSA. New Commitee and ActivitiesHarkerville.
2015/03/07Leon Hugo word VOSA se eerste Erelid.Pretoria.

DETAIL:

www.HikingSA.co.za domain active.
We had register the www.HikingSA.co.za domain and it had come alive on 19 May 2016.
This URL will forward to this same page (www.HosaVosa.co.za) , and HOSA (Hiking Organinisation of Southern Africa) / VOSA (Voetslaanorganisasie van Suidelike Afrika) will still be active.
We had just a new 'trading as' name, to make ourself more visible and the name explaine better what and who we are.

www.HikingSA.co.za

Updated 2016/05/31 MS.
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Situational analysis of hiking in SA: Quo Vadis?
Executive summary
Hiking is not high up on the agenda of government. Communicating with government is problematic as we do not have a strong unified voice from all hikers and trail owners. HOSA is an umbrella organization striving to represent the total hiking industry for the purpose of supporting interactive communication between all role players as well as with governmental bodies and other decision makers in order to foster and develop the hiking sport. It needs the full support of all involved inhiking. Background.

By and large hiking is, barring some efficient hiking clubs, a fairly unorganized unstructured recreational activity in the country; with no legislation or other guidelines guiding it. For any industry to grow and be successful there is a need for a strategic approach.....
Read more here...

Supplied by AB & LH, Updated 2015/08/28 MS.
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Suid-Kaap Streeksvergadering. 2015/06/12,13
Die Suid-Kaapse Streeksvergadering het op Vrydag, 12 Junie afgeskop met die vergadering en daarna n 'bring & braai'. Tydens die vergadering is n voorlegging gedoen deur n paar van my personeellede oor die werksaamhede van die Tsitsikamma Nasionale Park se Staproete Departement.

Die Saterdagoggend het ons gestap vanaf Stormsriviermond tot by Misty Mountain Reserve via die Dolphin Trail. Ons was begelei deur Marius Sky, Veldgids by Forest Ferns en kon hy baie interessante informasie deurgee in terme van veld-ekologie.

Ons was sowat 17 deelnemers aan die geleentheid. Die volgende aktiwiteit word beplan vir Cape Nature (Goukamma).

Terloops, daar is ook n Whatsapp Group Chat onder die naam 'Garden Route Hikers' om te probeer om informasie by die lede van die Suid-Kaap Tak uit te kry

Groete,Victor Cunningham

Geskep:2015/06/25 MST, Fotos en inliging verskaf deur Victor Cunningham, Section Ranger, Garden Route National Park (Tsitsikamma Section)
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New website up and running [2015/05/12] Nuwe webtuiste aktief.
Our new updated website was loaded 2015/05/12. Please browse around. Any suggestions, comments or inputs are welcome.
As a new site, there will be some bugs to sort out. Please let the webmaster know. (Link at bottom of all pages).
Ons nuwe opgegradeerde webtuiste is opgelaai 2015/05/12. Blaai gerus rond. enige voorstelle, kommetaar of insette is welkom.
Aangesien dit 'n splinternuwe webtuiste is, sal daar verseker foutjies en ruimte vir verbetering wees. Laat weet asb. die webmeester. Skakel heelonder op al die bladsye.
Geskep:2015/05/12 MST
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The Southern Cape Branch of the Hiking Organization of Southern Africa (HOSA) [2015/05/08]
The Southern Cape Branch of the Hiking Organization of Southern Africa (HOSA) was formally elected in accordance with the constitution of HOSA during a special regional gathering which was held in Harkerville on Saturday, 8 May 2015.

The following members were elected to serve on the Regional Committee:
  • Chairperson : Victor Cunningham [Sectional Ranger: Trails: SANParks - Tsitsikama] (Victor.Cunningham@sanparks.org).
  • Vice Chairperson : Hilton Wildeman [Assistant Sectional Range: SANParks - Knysna](Hilton.Wildeman@Sanparks.org)
  • Secretary : Lee-Ann Botha (LeeannBotha5@gmail.com)
  • Treasurer : Belinda Kivetts-Breda (BelindaKivetts@gmail.com)

    Please note that our next regional activity is scheduled to take place on FRIDAY 12, June 2015

    SOUTHERN CAPE REGIONAL ACTIVTY PLANS 2015
    QUARTERLY ACTIVITY DETAILS:
    The idea is to have at least one activity per quarter. This include a hike on a selected trail and to have the HOSA Regional Meeting afterwards and to have a guest speaker to conduct a presentation, either at the conference venue or a practical field experience with a qualified field guide, forestry ecologist, marine biologist, cultural heritage experts, etc. Below find examples as to what a possible regional activity could look like:
    DATEACTIVITY
    Naam
    DESCRIPTION OF EVENTGUEST SPEAKER
    2015-03-21Olifant-roete
    (SANParks)
    8km White route; 3hr circular route. Indigenous forest trail with trees such as Real & Outeniqua Yellowwood, Stinkwood, White Pear Karel Maswatie, Elephant Tracker/Field Ranger - Diepwalle
    2015-06-12
    Friday
    Meeting Venue: Tsitsikamma National Park, Oceanettes Conference room. @ 17h30
    "Bring and Braai" after meeting. Fires will be available.
    ...
    2015-06-13
    Saterday
    Dolphin Trail
    (Partnership Trail)
    Section between Storms River Mouth and Misty Mountain; coastal fynbos and indigenous forest
    Meet 8h00 at Restaurant.
    Kindly confirm attendance by replying to leeannbotha5@gmail.com
    Marius Skey, Field Guide
    Forest Ferns
    2015-09-19 Louterwater Staproete (Privately owned trail) Bloukransbrug-route; 4km; 3hr circular route traverses through fynbos on the northern slopes of the Tsitsikamma Mountains Janine Muller, Trail Owner
    2015-12-05 Captain Harrison Trail
    (Cape Pine)
    9km circular route; traverses through indigenous forest Graham Pienaar, Cape Pine
    Information from Victor Cunningham; Created:2015/05/12, updated 2015/06/10 MST
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    Leon Hugo word VOSA se eerste Erelid. [2015/03/07]
    Op VOSA se 2015 algemene jaarvergadering, gehou in Pretoria op 7 Maart 2015 is Leon Hugo aangewys as VOSA se 1ste Erelid vir sy bydrae aan die stap-gemeenskap.
    As motivering was die volgende:
    > Leon is 'n stigterslid van VASA wat nou VOSA is.
    > Hy het help die Konstitusie opstel.
    > Hy was ook Onder Voorsitter van die VOSA komitee.
    > Hy is al jare lank die Kwaliteits Bestuurder op die Komitee.
    > Hy was bereid dat VOSA die GFA { Green Flag trail Accreditation} stelsel gebruik vir bevordering van die stap industrie vir verbetering op voetslaan roetes.
    > Hy was mede opsteller van Ezemvelo KZN se handleiding vir die bou en onderhou van voetslaan roetes.
    > Hy bied gereeld opleidings kursusse vir GFA ouditeurs aan en doen hul keuring.
    > Hy bied gereeld opleidings kursusse vir beplanning, bou en onderhoud van voetslaan roetes aan.
    > Hy is al vir jare betrokke by voetslaan en ken die sport deur en deur en veral van die vroegste jare.
    > Hy was 'n stigters lid van SAHTOA {SA Hiking Trail Owners' Association}
    > Hy is mede-ontwikkelaar van die GFA stelsel en bevorder dit om elke hoek en draai met 'n passie.

    Inligting verskaf 2015/05/13 deur Albert Bossert; Geskep:2015/05/13 MST
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