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Welcome to our new SASA Introductory Sommeliers!

We are thrilled to announce that the candidates selected for the Perron X bursary excelled in the SASA Introductory Sommelier Certificate exam held on August 25th, achieving a 100% pass rate!

Well done to the following candidates:

Al Zoya

Amy Cupido

Currently: Visitor Service Consultant for Cape Town Tourism

Charles Matanha

Currently: Brand Manager

Collen Chigowe

Currently: ëlgr Restaurant

George Mandefu

Currently: ëlgr Restaurant

Kagiso Matlala

Currently: senior manager in an award-winning casual fine dining establishment

Kwenaite Kwena

Currently: Customer assistant Woolworths W-cellar

Lian van der Merwe:

Currently: In construction industry

Masixole Kula

Currently: Senior manager at fine dining restaurant

Melandri Louw

Currently: tasting room assistant at Durbanville Hills Winery

Michael Smith

Currently: proprietor and operations manager and consulting at Groot Phesantekraal Wine Estate

Naleen Chatyoka

Currently: in the hospitality industry

Obey Tatenda Chimambo

Currently: In the hospitality industry

Tatenda Matsikiwa

Currently: Wine Ambassador

If you would like to apply for the Perron X bursary, please click here.

Please join us at the next SASA Introductory Sommelier Certificate exam on the 27th of October.

For more information please reach out to us at

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