Watch: Cape Town officially becomes World Design Capital 2014!

Cape Town’s designation as World Design Capital 2014 was made official on Friday, June 29, 2012!

Read the speech by the Mayor of Cape Town at the signing ceremony here.

What does Cape Town’s designation as World Design Capital 2014 mean? Read about it here

The signing of the Host City Agreement between the City of Cape Town and the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) took place at Freeworld Design Centre. The event coincided with the 5th annual World Industrial Design Day, an Icsid initiative, and the 55th birthday of the international organisation.

Cape Town’s World Design Capital designation will come at a milestone moment, with 2014 marking the anniversary of 20 years of democracy in South Africa. This is the first time an African city has earned the title.

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Rashiq Fataar

Founder and MD at Future Cape Town
Rashiq Fataar is the founder, Editor in Chief and Managing Director of Future Cape Town.