Vote for Table Mountain - 8 November 2011
Join us this Friday as we celebrate four years of a campaign that has truly brought the nation together.
Table Mountain is not just an iconic landmark, but a symbol of hope for many, a compass for some and a reminder of the constant change in Cape Town. During the past year South Africans have demonstrated their passion and patriotism by voting and encouraging others to vote for Table Mountain as a New7Wonder of Nature. This same passion led to Table Mountain being chosen from hundreds of candidates as one of the 28 finalists.
To celebrate our success so far and to thank all the Table Mountain fans, we will host a free concert at the V&A Waterfront’s Amphitheatre on Friday 11 November. The top seven finalists will also be announced.
Festivities will kick off at 19h00 and run until 22h00. Master of ceremony is Soli Philander and there will be entertainment from Chad Saaimon and the Black Ties, Celeste Williams and The Rudimentals.
The announcement will be made during the evening, followed by an address from the Cape Town Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille.
The New7Wonders Foundation announced on Sunday that Table Mountain was outside the top 10 list, but all is not lost and Table Mountain still has a strong chance of a top finish, with voting only closing on Friday at 13h07. But the iconic landmark needs your help in order to achieve this.
Vote for Table Mountain campaign manager Fiona Furey appeals to all Table Mountain supporters: “There are just a few days left to vote for our mountain to be named a New7Wonder, and it’s now or never! Every person who has ever gazed upon it, hiked up it or seen the Mother City from its great height should vote for it.”
Cast your vote by visiting www.votefortablemountain.com, or via MXit for 20c, or SMS “Table” to 34874 at R2 an SMS. Go to www.facebook.com/New7WondersofNature, “Like” the page, click on “Vote Now”, select your top seven wonders and click “Send your vote”. If you vote via SMS or MXit, you can vote as many times as you like.
“No matter the outcome we will celebrate,” says Sabine Lehmann, chairperson of the Table Mountain Bid Committee. “We can be extremely proud of what we have achieved and how far we have come. From an initial list of 440 sites we made it into the top 28. That in itself is worth celebrating.”
Join thousands of other tweeters in the build-up to the announcement by using #N7Wresults when tweeting, and make your way to the V&A Amphitheatre this Friday to celebrate our mountain.