September Newsletter 2020

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde together with Lavonne Wittmann, Past Skål International World President 2019 - receiving the 2022 Skål International Karl Twiggs Award at The Cullinan Hotel in Cape Town

Dear Fellow Skålleagues,

Now that Tourism Month is over (September), I truly hope that the light at the end of the tunnel is shining a little brighter & the spring in your step a little higher!

Skal World Congress 2020

As you know, the 2020 Skål Congress will be held virtually. I would like to call on each member to please log in for the Congress on Saturday 17 October. By having all our members logged in, this will count towards the Skål South Africa Club of the Year – I would love to keep the trophy right here at home! More details will be sent by email during the course of next week.

Plea from Panthera Africa

Our club member, Catherine, from Panthera Africa has request that if all our members (and friends) can please support them and Blood Lions (our guest speaker at Mountain Manor):

“As you know, Panthera Africa together with both national and international organisations, are continuously working toward a tourism industry that solely supports responsible and sustainable tourism attractions.

Blood Lions and HSI are calling on the tourism industry to sign a letter to support the end of captive breeding and all its associated spin-off industry. The letter will be sent to Honourable Minister Barbara Creecy, South African Dept of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.  Please see the form below. “

Club Support

To those members that are supporting our Santa Shoe Boxes and to those that are still planning too, a BIG thank you. We cannot do this without you… so don’t forget to pop that soap into your trolley on the next shopping trip 😉

Our Travel Trade Workshop is around the corner and we cannot wait to Welcome all our members & travel friends in the industry. We still have a table or two open to exhibit, let us know if we can book a table for you. Please spread the word.


I am proud to say that our Club is still holding strong. Despite the times we are facing, we have had some keen interest and look forward to welcoming these new members to the World’s Best Club one day soon.

It is great to see the Skål name being associated & recognised within the local tourism industry, ie SAACI, SAYTC, SATSA, FEDHASA, CT Tourism. Our very own Skål SA President Fiona Angelico sits as the Chairperson on JAMMS. Recently, I was nominated to serve on the committee of SAYTC ( South African Youth Travel Confederation). And not to mention VP Dawn Smith who is on the FEDHASA Board.

#skalflyinghigh #businessamongfriends #goingplaces

I wish you all the best for October and look forward to catching up during our upcoming lunch.

Yours in Skål


September was a BUSY Month, let’s look back at the memories and celebrations. Starting off with our September Lunch held at the beautiful Lodge at Atlantic Beach

In the spirit of happiness, good-health, friendship and long-life, Skål International Cape Town raised a toast to our twin clubs; Skål International Perth 250, Skal International Melbourne and Skål International Hamburg.

The luncheon welcomed our guest, Mayoral Committee Member Alderman James Vos, recipient of the Karl Twiggs Trophy.

A special mention and thanks to the Junior Vice President of the Skål International Council, Neil Els, for joining as well as the Skål International South Africa National President; Fiona Angelico, and Club Presidents, past and present. 🌍

A special thank you to the Skål Cape Town committee for the arrangements and congratulations on another amazing networking event.

 James Vos –

“I am honoured to be a recipient of the Skal International Cape Town Karl Twiggs Trophy. The Tourism Sector is very close to my heart as it employs thousands of our residents. I will do everything in my power to ensure that we bounce back better than before! Skål is a professional organisation of tourism leaders around the world, which aims to promote global tourism and friendship. Their work within the tourism sector in Cape Town is great and is vital to getting it back on its feet. #MaycoForEconomicOpportunities #LoveCapeTown”