A strong bid was made for Culemborg as the site of the Casino in Cape Town. The bid eventually lost out to the current Grand West Casino site.
Extensive redevelopment of Eden Park has taken place to transform the into one suitable for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
If Cape Town became a home port for cruise ships, this could generate R4-billion a year and create thousands of jobs.
London 2012’s Olympic Basketball Arena may provide a template for future host Cities, weary of building white elephants.