May 07, 2013
Cape Town welcomes World Economic Forum delegates
Stuart Buchanan is a journalist, blogger, and online writer for Flow Communications.
He grew up in Durban and has lived in various parts of South Africa and the UK, before finally settling on Cape Town. He often wonders why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
The 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa kicks off in Cape Town tomorrow – and we'd like to officially welcome all the delegates to the beautiful Mother City!
The forum will provide an important platform for regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society to address themes like "Accelerating Economic Diversification", "Boosting Strategic Infrastructure" and "Unlocking Africa’s Talent".
The two-day conference is being held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, our city's world-class venue for hosting conferences and events.
Take a look at the video below to see what this year's World Economic Forum on Africa is all about:
Delegates have a lot to look forward to during the event, but what fun is a trip to Cape Town without some leisure time? Here are some suggestions of must-see Cape Town spots:
If you're looking to book a township tour, there are a number of options to choose from. All of them will highlight the warm hospitality and entreprenuerial spirit that can be found in places like Khayelitsha. Although poverty and unemployment is still rife here, things are on the up, and tourism is helping to develop a growing local economy here.
The Big Five
It is possible to see Africa's big five just a short drive out of Cape Town. Whether you're flying in for a single day, or staying to soak up the surroundings, there are a number of great safari options available if it's African wildlife that you're after.
Sipping sundowners in style
To see how the other half live, head to Camps Bay, known for being the playground of millionaires. This trendy suburb offers stylish restaurants and pubs facing the sea, and after a hard day's conferencing, it's a great place to enjoy sundowners.