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Celebrity Butler | Newton Cross

The South African Butler Academy:

Newton Cross, from the South African Butler Academy joins us in studio to give us an inside look into the world of the rich and famous. The former butler of Uma Thurman and Shania Twain he will chat to us about his experiences. He will also teach us the correct etiquette when it comes to  handshakes, good manners and serving your boss appropriately.

The South African Butler Academy is a unique Butler Training institute which offers Butler Training to individuals who want to start a new career as Professional Butlers / Household Managers and Personal Assistants. World class material written by Butler experts, who are not only experienced in the field, but also have training skills, aids in mastering the art of true Butler Service.

SABA – South African Butler Academy – is World renowned for our modern approach to Butler Service in private households, resorts, exclusive yachts and passenger liners. Our training material is sourced Worldwide, but customized for our own unique requirements and standards. SABA standards are above the expected International norm.

At SABA you will undergo an eight week intensive training program which is not only focused on skills, but also on interpersonal relationship management skills within the sophisticated environment of Butlers.

We do require all applicants to be aware that the SABA Butler Training program is based on both solid theoretical and practical Butler skills. At SABA our trainers express experiential training.

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All students who attended the SABA Butler training program have consistently given positive feedback on the successful outcome in their new work environment.

On campus, we have an unique recruitment service dedicated only to the procurement of Butler Service in South Africa and Internationally called “Guild Recruitment”. Once you have obtained the SABA certificate, it will ensure not only yourself, but your prospective client of the highest standards of Butler service.

Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront, Cape Town City centre and the award winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschoek – time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten least to say your time at SABA will be remembered for eternity!