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Cape Town Lights Designed to Celebrate

by | Dec 17, 2014 | News | 0 comments

Cape Town celebrated 20 years of democracy at the 48th Festival of Lights celebration that coincided with the festive light switch on by Mayor Patricia de Lille.

Mayor de Lille wished all residents and visitors a safe and enjoyable festive season:

“On behalf of the City of Cape Town, it is our great pleasure and honour to host all residents and visitors at this year’s Festival of Lights celebration.

Each year we usher in the festive season in true Cape Town style but today our official festive lights switch-on is a bit more special.

Just over a year ago we lost the father of our nation, our beloved Nelson Mandela, Tata Madiba. While we will still feel the loss and remember his tremendous contribution to the country and his role in the peaceful transition into a democratic society, as citizens we all have to continue to live out his wonderful legacy. While today is a day of celebration, let us remember Mandela’s legacy and work together to ensure that we continue to build our country and city into an even better place.

Take care of one another, especially our children, take care on the roads and at all places you will be visiting to ensure that we have an enjoyable and safe festive season.

I would like to wish all Capetonians a wonderful holiday period and prosperous New Year.

Let’s start the New Year afresh and continue to do all we can to make progress possible together in this city.”

via Cape Town Green Map

PHOTO CREDIT: Bruce Sutherland

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