Cape Town was this morning announced as the World Design Capital for 2014. The official announcement was made in Taipei, where the Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, accepted the honour. Capetonians were up early to hear the news and celebrations have been taking place throughout the Mother City and beyond.
Social networks have been buzzing as congratulations continue to pour in. “Well done to all the amazing and talented Capetonian designers of every field! How amazing,whoo-hoo!” was a comment posted on the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page by Michelle Ment. Former Miss South Africa Jo-Ann Strauss wrote on Twitter: “Congrats @MariettedTH – @CapeTown is #WDC2014 – World Design Capital! So proud to be from the Mother City!”