CEO Blog - Cape Town on the Edge of 2014

We are hours away from the beginning of 2014. A significant year for all South African’s as we celebrate twenty years of democracy in our country. In a person, being twenty years old is to be full of promise, possibility, a certain maturity and sense of social responsibility that signifies adulthood and a new place in the world. I think this is an apt way to look at South Africa; a young adult with enormous, energy and promise; a maturing student of life with a bank of mistakes to learn from.  It’s a fascinating time to visit South Africa and - magnified in this celebration of life and socio-political evolution is Cape Town; World Design Capital 2014 – when we will explore and exchange around the notion of what design can do to transform life.

To get the year off the ground, why not join in the free New Year’s Eve entertainment at the Grand Parade -31 December 2013 from 18:00 to 00:30. Expect lights, top DJs and performers, dancers and a fireworks display; in particular I’m looking forward to seeing the 3D video-mapping showcase, which will pay tribute to former President Nelson Mandela

And if you are still in the mood to sing and dance afterwards, follow the Nagtroepe Malay choirs parade, past City Hall from Keizersgracht, towards the Bo-Kaap Museum.

For more ideas about what to do this New Year’s Eve click here to see our round-up of great places to celebrate.

Whatever you do and wherever you go, please stay safe so that we can experience another great year together!

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