Archive for December, 2016

SA Butler Academy CC vs Christine Irene Freiin Von Ulmenstein High Court Action

Posted on: December 23rd, 2016 by Butler Academy No Comments

We refer to the article ”The SA Butler Academy grossly misleads its students and hospitality industry clients” on the “Whale Tales Blog” of Chris von Ulmenstein and confirm that we have proceeded with a damages claim against her which is set out in the attached issued and served High Court Summons. We are adamant to protect our good name and reputation and therefore took the appropriate action.


Chris von Ulmenstein High Court Summons

Scotland, Butler Couple £5500 pm living in | Apply Here!

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

Excellent Butler Couple position in Scotland, Stirling.


The position is very modern as both individuals would have similar roles and responsibilities. Our clients love to travel, entertain and enjoy a Scottish lifestyle.


The couple will be responsible for the entire estate, children, guests, entertaining, housekeeping and errands when required.

This is fun and exciting position for all ages.


Please send your Butler Certificate, CV and references to

REF: SCO3819

Hotel Butler Training | Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius & La Plantation d’Albion

Posted on: December 14th, 2016 by Butler Academy No Comments

The South African Butler Academy conducted a 28 day International Hotel Butler Training program for various departments at two Resorts part of the Club Med group in Mauritius.

The training was first-class and extremely well received with excellent feedback!


“Many thanks to you and whole team of SABA for this first successful collaboration. Special thanks to Braam & Trisha who invested so much into developing this year’s Butlers and giving us a helping hand in improving our F&B staff at the same time. The South African Butler Academy is in truly another class and true leaders the best we have seen ever”


club med mauritius



Butler Graduation | Class of October – December 2016

Posted on: December 14th, 2016 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

We are pleased to reflect on the past incredible Butler course, a course which has changed our lives in many ways. We thank each and every graduate for the passion and devotion towards SABA.

Furthermore a big thank you to our 6 Cum Laude Graduates who mastered to be at the top of the class. We wish all our graduates the best in their new positions across the globe!

We wish our team and over 4000 since 2008 (International and Local) Graduates from the Academy a safe and wonderful festive season ahead. Heres to 2016 and Hello to 2017!


Butler Training | Graduation from Butler Academy on Vimeo.







Resort Butler Training | The Slate Resort Phuket, Thailand

Posted on: December 14th, 2016 by Butler Academy 15 Comments

The South African Butler Academy recently completed onsite International Hotel Butler Training at the prestigious The Slate Resort in Phuket, Thailand. We conducted an intensive 5 day Hotel Butler Training program. We focused on immense skills and abundance of product knowledge.  Thank you to The Slate Resort in Phuket, Thailand. See you next year!


The moment you step into The Slate, you’re whisked away to ANOTHER world where exotic birds shine with dazzling colours and verdant rainforests quietly grow. Who would have thought something so GORGEOUS is only a short drive away from the Phuket International Airport.


The Slate features three swimming pools: A sumptuous Family Pool with an exclusive non-smoking children’s section. Pulley Bar, an adults-only swim-up bar with smooth beats. The Infinity Pool, the perfect adults-only place to relax and enjoy the ambiance.



The Slate Phuket | On-site Hotel & Resort Butler Training | Thailand from Butler Academy on Vimeo.



Please see below feedback and references from the trainees that attended the program.


Butler Required Bishops Court | Salary R40 000pm

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by Butler Academy 1 Comment

This is surely the highest salary on offer in South Africa for a professional Butler! Yes, our clients are looking for the creme de la creme of Butlers.  The position is available to Butlers with a distinct skill set, Passion and excellent past record.

The property is situated in Bishops Court, South Africa. Duties include general Butler duties with additional responsibilities:

  1. Management of the property
  2. Cooking & Entrainment
  3. Training staff of 15 employees
  4. Travel with clients and creating a serene atmosphere in all homes
  5. Administrative duties & personal assistant duties
  6. Taking care and educating the children per instructions from client

Please send your CV, Butler Certificate, Police Clearance and 3 references of similar positions to

Reference: BH8956K


Newton Cross – Principal & International Butler Trainer

Posted on: December 13th, 2016 by Butler Academy No Comments

Newton Cross is the owner of the prestigious South African Butler Academy awarded the worlds most pro-active en every way! since the opening of the Butler Academy in 2009 he created a vision and a home of over 3750 Butlers who’s lives are touched by his style and grace.



Newton, studied at the South African Butler School and Household Personel. Newton is a phenomenal butler. He understands the nature of the industry. Newton has come a long way in the hospitality industry. Since the age of 13 he had no other choice but to start a career as a waiter in a cafe to earn pocket money. The ambition to achieve more was his drive. Mr. Cross received formal butler training and as anyone knows ‘hands on’ training is by far the best.


Mr. Cross has been the Butler to President Nelson Mandela and a line of Celebrities. He also achieved many positions on the Queen Mary 2 where he served several dignitaries and well known movie stars. His career took a positive turn when he returned to Cape Town, he completed a short butler contract and was offered a luxurious position as a butler working for a well known Dutch property tycoon. He was asked to provide more butlers from his school , which in fact he did not have at the time… This opportunity stood out and with risk, study and planning he opened the South African Butler Academy on the 8th of June 2009 with his business partner Mr. Coetzer. Since then he has trained over 370 Butlers world wide including graduates from the South African Butler Academy. Now he is the resident trainer in the Maldives,Seychelles, Bali, Europe, Nigeria, Namibia, Johannesburg and England ( Cunard Cruise line) to five star hotels & resorts. Mr. Cross is passionate, he ensures that each person who undergoes training understands the role of a professional.



Newton is a regular host with Tracey Lange on Heart 104.9 FM. Also, Newton Cross and Tracey Lange has combined; lifestyle, tips Do`s and Don’t`s which is electronically available on the largest Magazine portal called – Huisgenoot called MaakSo.


Newton has created not only the finest program in the world, leadership through training and passionated individuals who strive to achieve excellence.


Now, we are in a new era the Butler Mansion, a whole new chapter in the history of Butler Service world-wide. Student live and study at the prestigous Butler Mansion in Plattekloof.