Hi there! My name is Cataleya Ntsoaki Lekalakala and I’m a BTI RIVONIA STUDENT.


Firstly I would like to thank you all for making dreams a reality. BTI RIVONIA (Beauty Therapy Institution) made a huge difference in my life! Please keep on doing this heart-warming work!

Well, where do I start? My journey with BTI RIVONIA (Beauty Therapy Institution) started in April 2018 when I registered up to be a part of this awesome program and I felt as though this is what I would like to be part off from that day I realized that I’m helping myself in more ways than one. I felt a part of something special, something GREAT! And that felt fulfilling.

I was finally contacted the very same month April 2018 and I was over the moon knowing that there is someone that sees the potential in me of being a Nail Technology Student, and what an honorable feeling that was!!

I met so many people, some not seeing their faces but being part of the Beauty Institution and some that I saw that I befriended. My day finally approached of starting class and I remember feelings of joy and warmth that morning. I was met by the utmost friendliest Lecturers and Principal at the Institution and I was treated with care and to see them smiling and meaningful it was heart-warming! I felt good that day as I left BTI it filled me with joy and brought me so much closer to a dream of being a Nail Tech, I truly felt like one already, how absolutely proud I felt for myself being part of such an amazing school, but most of all, knowing that soon I will wake up one day being a Nail Tech & to see the smile on my face and my family. BTI RIVONIA (Beauty Therapy Institution) May God bless each and every one of you for the awesome work you do! And that is why I Love and chose the Institute.

All my Love, Cataleya, June 2018

Firstly I would like to thank you all for making dreams a reality

Dear Carmen

I am moving for good so unfortunately I wont be able to come back and complete my course. I would just like to let you know that I have had an amazing experience with the BTI team. I had the opportunity to learn from both D’miele and Nicole and I have to tell you that BTI has amazing lecturers. They were always very helpful, patient and really good at what they do. I will definitely recommend BTI! Please would you send my regards to D’miele and Nicole and thank them for me. It has been an absolute pleasure. Wishing you and the BTI team all the best.
Kind regards
Lourane Luis

Had an amazing experience with the BTI team

I am Moira Pretorius. I studied Holistic Swedish Massage, Anatomy and Physiology and Business Administration at BTI. I went beyond and did my ITEC exams in all mentioned. Thereafter i started my own business at home called Genesis Massage and made a lot of satisfied clients who are sad to see me go on the ships. I considered opening my own BTI to educate uneducated young women dedicated to brighten their future, but I got the interview with Steiner Leisure and totally gave the decision to God and trust Him. So I’m out on a journey to return even stronger and make more progress for my return. I certainly hope that when I’m back I can expand my salon into more options of service and use a product that will stand the test of times. But honestly, I have not for one day regretted starting to study at age 33 to educate myself. And BTI and Sandy Roy’s handbooks have made me the person i am today together with Kim, Michelle and Yolandi.

You all have inspired me.

BTI to educate uneducated young women dedicated to brighten their future

“The girls got to relax at the pampering station where three therapists from the Beauty Therapy Institute in Cape Town kindly volunteered to spend the morning giving the girls manicures and pedicures, and doing their make-up. The girls absolutely loved being able to choose their nail polish colours and helping to pick out their make-up looks for the day, complete with glitter sequins. Thank you to Gail Barnard, Principal of the Beauty Therapy Institute Cape Town, and the three amazing therapists, Radne Bezuidenhout, Kadija Kalale, Nomfundo Matinyane  who made the girls feel like real life beauty queens.”

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“Aggie was the very first citizen I employed when I started my Sorbet Waterstone journey.  And from the second I met her I knew she was going to be amazing.

Agz started working with me from the day I opened on the 31st October 2015. Aggie completed her studies with BTI in 2013/2014 and had just short of 2 years’ experience when she started with me.  She attended further training through Sorbet, Dermalogica, Environ, Lash Collection – and is currently a level 4 Therapist within Sorbet.  She is an EXPERT Dermalogica Skin Care therapist, about to become Masters at the end of August.  Agnes is my Top therapist in the store and will be a Level 5 therapist by December 2017.

She is fun, has a great sense of humour and is loved by the team, and is a great mentor to her citizens who they all look up to.

She is excellent at what she does, very professional with a great work ethic – our guests love her – she is fully booked most days with requests.

I believe that her studies at BTI is what gave Aggie the foundation and knowledge to become the great Beauty therapist that she is today.  She is an asset to my business and the entire team.”

She is fun, has a great sense of humour and is loved by the teamAgnes Kapalamula

“Beauty is my passion, I love making people feel good about themselves and gaining self-confidence. I chose BTI because it has flexibles hours that I can study anytime of the year. The level of professionalism at the school is very high. The environment is welcoming and appealing. Being thought by well qualified lecturers is a bonus. I look forward every morning to goto school and learn new things that are trending in the beauty industry. BTI is the best beauty institute I have ever met. The knowledge we acquire is exceptional. I could have never chosen any other beauty school.
I love BTI Rivonia.”

Beauty is my passionMaureen M

“Studying further while living your dream!

Sounds too good to be true? Well, it isn’t I started my studies in 2016 whilst I was building on my career in the Beauty Industry. It was a journey filled with challenges but it was totally worth it. They taught us how to build business’s with our hands, but most importantly to win clients with our hearts./ They not only teach us to build business’s with our hands but to win clients with our hearts. (I am not sure which phrase is better). Be EXTRA-ordinary! Love what you do!

Might “leave” the Beauty Therapy Institute but their legacy will live in my heart forever. “

Studying further while living your dream!Anesia

BTI Randburg gave me the opportunity to fulfil my goals.

After my studies, I will continue to educate myself with more courses. BTI motivated me to grow and improve my skills in this fast growing world of professional beauty.

BTI motivated me to grow and improve my skills

“Hi, my name is Pre and I am currently doing a Nail Technician course at the Beauty Therapy Institute in Mt Edgecombe, Durban.  It is an amazing place to study part time if you have a job or even full time. There is a wonderful faculty that is always readily available to help you with anything you need.

My classes are always educational as well as fun. BTI offers a wide range of courses and in fact, I plan on extending my horizons as soon as possible.

My teacher who is wonderful and very knowledgeable, teaches us new things all the time. We are a pretty small class at the moment and look forward to growing immensely as times passes by.”

I am currently doing a Nail Technician course at BTI

Dear Julia and Lucia


Thank you for the valuable opportunity to conduct my job shadow with you on 28, 29 and 30 June 2017.

It was very kind and helpful of you to take the time out of your demanding programmes to expose me to the real aspects of what life could be like working in the health, beauty, nails, skincare and complementary therapies industries.

Julia your 4 P’s (people skills, practical ability, patience and positivity) have really stuck with me. Thank you for all the effort you put into answering my questionnaire thoroughly and with so much useful information.

Lucia, I loved how you walked between the tables and how easily you were able to alternate between the content of the different modules in the various courses. Hopping form different massage techniques to teaching people the difference between using a milky cleanser and a gel cleanser was remarkable.

I was not fully aware of the anatomy, physiology, chemistry and physics aspects of the theory section of this career. Who would have thought that I would need a Nurse’s dictionary while studying Beauty?

The experience of shadowing not only you, the Educators, but also the Learners, showed me how BTI is not only an educational institute but a happy learning enviroment where everyone shares knowledge, supports each other and works together as a family.

Once again, thank you for your enthusiams and the experience you shared so openly with me.


Yours sincerely

Catherine Rostin

Job shadow programmeRhenish Girls High 2017 - Catherine Rostin