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A World Design Capital bid for the continent


Cape Town will know by 21 June 2011 whether the city has been shortlisted as one of the top three contenders for the title of World Design Capital 2014. A record 53 cities from 24 countries are in the running, and Cape Town’s bid is particularly significant in that it is the first by an African city. “A win for Cape Town is a win for Africa. An international spotlight on Cape Town’s contribution will highlight Africa’s contribution to cutting-edge transformative design and will also pique the interest of the international design community, allowing us to play host to the world, yet again,” says Managing Director of the Cape Town Partnership Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. 

At a function in Khayelitsha on 13 June 2011, the Cape Town Partnership presented the bid book to Mayor Patricia De Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, who both came out in strong support of the bid’s theme, Live Design. Transform Life.  

 Visit World Design Capital 2014  to read chapters of the bid book, order your own copy, and download your support button. Log on to Facebook and join the Cape Town for World Design Capital fan page.

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