Cape Town’s bid story

The City of Cape Town's successful bid for World Design Capital 2014 was coordinated by the Cape Town Partnership, in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders and supporters.


For any media queries surrounding the bid phase of World Design Capital 2014 please contact the Cape Town Partnership by emailing:

Please direct other World Design Capital 2014 queries to Cape Town Design, who is running the World Design Capital 2014 on behalf of the City of Cape Town: 


To find out more about Cape Town’s bid, click here


Read three case studies highlighted in the Cape Town for World Design Capital 2014 bid book that show (1.) how Cape Town is rebuilding communities, (2.) how the city is reconnecting itself after its divisive past and (3.) how design is being used to reposition the city to face the future. 


Watch videos on why World Design Capital 2014 is so important for Cape Town:



Cape Town Design: World Design Capital 2014 implmentation company -

Cape Town Partnership: Drivers of the victorious bid -

City of Cape Town: Spokesperson for the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Patricia de Lille: Solly Malatsi -, 021 400 1382 or 083 943 1449

Cape Town Tourism: Spokesperson: PR and Communications Manager Skye Grove -

Provincial Government of the Western Cape: Spokesperson: Trace Venter -

Stellenbosch: Spokesperson: Vernon Bowers -