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The Modern Butlers’ Journal, November 2021, SABA Update

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The South African Butler Academy Update

Legal actions being taken by Ms. Yang Lin and 18 students against the South African Butler Academy (SABA), Mr. Newton Cross, Guild Recruitment (GR), Mr. Willem Adriaan Coetzer, Butler Training Pty Ltd, and Butler Holdings Pty Ltd, have attracted overwhelming response from the hospitality industry around the world.

Ms. Lin provides an update stating that, after her attorney served the defendants with a written demand to produce discovery evidence, the defendants finally provided a list that includes inadmissable documentation from a classmate, Dane Fair, yet omitted the most important evidence, such as Newton Cross’ credentials and SABA’s accreditation. Ms. Lin’s attorney has demanded the defendants produce this evidence by the first week of November 2021.

Some readers have asked what a Security for Costs is (see ), and how the defendants could launch an interlocutory application for Ms. Lin to put up such a Security for Costs and why the defendants then withdrew that application. The reason is that the High Court ordered it be withdrawn.

Ms. Lin has offered to share her affidavit to answer any questions about why a Security for Costs would not be granted, and the true nature of SABA.

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