Welcome to
Roots Academy

Multiple skills training

Event Planning Program

Industry experience


Head: Selmarie Grobler

I am the founder and owner of the Roots and Potchefstroom Chef Academy.  


It was however a dare to go skydiving on my 40th birthday that set the scene to shift my boundaries and broaden my goals. The Roots was born soon after.

I was lucky to be involved in the entire process of shaping this company, even the building process of the facilities.  I really loved every step of the way - it is so satisfying to see things fall into place with hard work! 

After many years in the hospitality industry I know it is time to lauch Roots Academy that offers a qualification in events management.


Our Mission

To equip the student with theoretical knowledge, practical skills and passion in order to be able to function on exceptional level as event planner in a very competitive industry.


Our Vision

To contribute to the development of the hospitality industry by sending out top event planners into the industry.  

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