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Dudley Malgas : Around noon tour guide

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The noon gun operator at Signal Hill, Dudley Malgas (59) says, retiring from his service at the South African Navy is not going to stop him from pursuing his dreams of becoming a local tour guide.

Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas who've been in charge of firing the historic noon gun at Signal Hill for the past 20 years, will fire his last round on 31 August. He hopes to continue with his noon gun duties, even if it means doing it as a volunteer. Malgas is currently doing a Tourism course, with the help of the Navy, in the hopes of becoming a professional tour guide.

Malgas always wanted to become a local tour guide but finances were not available. He would like to start his own tour guide service called “Around Noon Tour Services”

We would like to raise funds to help purchase Dudley a cheap shuttle van is what he will need for this service and some of the funds will go towards branding and marketing. 

Malgas said he doesn’t want to sit at home and wait for a pension fund, he would love to continue with his duties at the noon gun for another few years without any payment. He loves the visits by tourists and will miss the talks he had with them. His tour service will not only keep him busy but it will also generate an income for him and his family.

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Malgas is currently doing a Tourism course, with the help of the Navy, in the hopes of becoming a professional tour guide.