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There are two bodies in South Africa that undertake to standardise training
and guiding services.
The Mountaineering Developent
and Training Trust (MDT) is responsible for defining training standards
relevant to a number of outdoor activities in South Africa, but focussing
on climbing and hiking.
The South African Mountain Guides Association (SAMGA) is a voluntary association
of mountain guides and mountaineering instructors who ensure that the
growing number of both overseas and local clients are guided professionally
in South Africa's mountain areas. The consolidation and formalisation
of the mountain guiding profession in Southern Africa and the need for
training in this industry are the motivators of this organisation. Their
goal is to raise the quality of service and safety standards in the mountain