The city beat shortlisted candidates Dublin and Bilbao and becomes the first African city to be named a World Design Capital. It will host a programme of design-related events in 2014, focusing on generating social, cultural and economic growth through design.
Cape Town's Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille said, “The World Design Capital bid process and title have helped to bring different initiatives together and have made us realise that design in all its forms, when added together, creates human and city development."
You can see more information about the winning bid on the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 website.
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