The Nelson Mandela Bay metro’s economic development and tourism department has employed 94 new tourism ambassadors to assist and monitor heritage sites.

The ambassadors will be responsible for looking after the sites in terms of cleanliness, providing information and other aspects such as visitor safety. Ambassadors will be deployed to the sites in groups of two or four, with certain sites getting about six ambassadors.

While some of the sites are located in the city centre, others are spread out around Bay townships, the northern areas, Uitenhage and Despatch.

The sites include:

  • Emlotheni heritage site;
  • Zwide Heroes Acre;
  • Sheya Kulati memorial;
  • SS Mendi memorial;
  • Langa massacre memorial site;
  • Langa massacre grave;
  • Uitenhage city monuments;
  • Arms Bell;
  • Prince Alfred’s Guard;
  • Horse Memorial and Fort Frederick;
  • Elizabeth Donkin;
  • Campanile;
  • War Memorial;
  • Diaz Monument;
  • Cradock Place; and
  • Cradock Four memorial.