Ronel decided to pursue her real passion and in 2001 launched Capital Hotel School (CHS) in Pretoria. CHS North West Campus was launched early September 2017 and she visualises to increase the CHS footprint in SA and neighbouring countries. Ronel chaired the Travel Trade Sports and Social Committee, as well as SKAL International. She is an honorary Bailli of the Pretoria Bailliage of Châine des Rôtisseurs, an international society devoted to choice dining and the camaraderie of the table and a coach at Lifework Leadership. She believes firmly in the anonymous saying that we are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspiration instead of our performance. But in truth the conduct of our lives is the only proof of the sincerity of our hearts.
After Simoné completed her International Advanced Diploma in Hotel Management at Varsity College in 2002, she embarked on her lifelong dream of travelling and gaining the most valuable experience at numerous Hotels and establishments all over the United Kingdom from as far as The Shetland Isle, Scotland, Wales and England.
Simoné started her Career at CHS in 2007 until 2010, where she gathered so many countless memories and treasures these opportunities profoundly.
She is an amiable and outgoing person and she is comfortable communicating with people from diverse backgrounds, occupations and cultures. She thrives on challenges and quickly adapts to new environments and responsibilities
Raquel Ferreira Jardim Meyer matriculated from Clapham High School in 2007. After completing her schooling, she skilled herself in Photography & Design through the Visual Skills School (VSS). She completed the Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Photography programmes as well as the Design Certificate through VSS.
Raquel was involved in exciting projects during her photography studies. She worked at Prestige Photographic Services, a photographic company specialising in “school photography” for 5 years.
She loves arts & crafts, writing for her blog and taking spontaneous trips as well as socialising with friends and family. Her goal is to inspire just ONE person. She believes that by helping one person make a positive change, to take a chance, or to try something new that she will be the catalyst in improving someone’s mindset for the benefit of their future.
She is a warm-hearted, open-minded, down-to-earth, honest and compassionate woman who strives in helping others to find the little joys within their lives and themselves.
Chantel de Villiers
Chantel de Villiers
Chantel de Villiers joined the CHS team in April 2015. She is a Professional Accountant registered with SAIPA (South African Institute for Professional Accountants). She completed her studies at the University of Pretoria and obtained a B.Com Accounting Degree as well as her Honours Degree in Taxation. She completed her articles and obtained post-article experience at accounting firms and a corporate company.
She is detailed orientated, quick to smile and on the lookout for the positive in the situation. She enjoys working with people. She also enjoys exercising, being outside and spending time with loved ones. She still wants to travel overseas and learn an African language.
Cecile de Klerk
Cecile de Klerk
Cecile matriculated from Sentraal High School in Bloemfontein from where she immediately started her professional career, collecting valuable experience within the Marketing and Hospitality working environment.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Majoring in Marketing, and 3 years of valuable working experience in her pocket, she relocated to the Capital city.
Cecile started her career at CHS in August 2017.
Cecile’s real love for people, sensitive yet extroverted personality and devotion to making someone feel great about themselves (as they are all created beautifully perfect) makes her a treat to be around and to have part of a team.
Jane’s career in the Sales and Marketing field started in 2006 when she worked for CTI Education group as a call centre agent and fell in love with the Education industry. She then moved to Midrand Graduate Institute, where she became the Student Advisor, travelling to different High schools doing presentations, meeting grade 12 learners and assisting them in choosing their careers. Jane progressed to Rosebank College Advtech Group, where she continued inspiring young adults on career choices and was later promoted to Call Centre Supervisor at Capsicum Culinary Studio.
Jane is currently studying towards her Bachelors of Business Administration at Rosebank College.
The Capital Hotel School was privileged to gain Jane’s experience and skills and have her join as Marketing Assistant on the 1st of August 2018.
Charné completed her Hospitality & Tourism Diploma as well as her City and Guilds Diplomas at Capital Hotel School in 2006.
After her studies Charné ventured to the United Arab emirates to further herself and career.
She worked in Fujairah at a well know resort and spa and was a part of the start-up team that opened the resort. In Dubai she worked for an international Events and conferencing agency that hosted exhibitions for 5000 plus delegates. In Abu Dhabi she worked for an international hotel brand and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre that hosts some of the UAEs larges exhibitions.
Working in the UAE with several religions and nationalities teaches us to be curious and tolerant of those different from us.
After her five years oversees Charné returned to South Africa to continue her career in the Hospitality industry.
After returning to South Africa she pressured her passion for training and the hospitality industry and held the position of Campus Manager for a chef school in both Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Then Charné found herself with an opportunity to work for the very same Capital Hotel School that trained her.
Samuel completed a Bachelor of Technology in Hospitality Management at the University of Zimbabwe in 2002. Samuel started off in the industry in Housekeeping, before moving on to Front Office management. He has lots of experience in different aspects of the industry, including food and beverage, housekeeping, hotel reception, and hotel and restaurant accounting. He also later completed his Bachelor of Accounting Science with UNISA, in 2016.
Samuel realised his personal desire for making a direct impact on the future generations when he joined the education and training sector in 2011. Samuel has worked in different levels of education from high schools, to his current position in skills training.
He is very passionate about training and development of the youth. His goal is to impart relevant skills not only for their own personal growth and development, but for community upliftment as well. He is a firm believer in life-long learning and the pursuit of knowledge.