News24

Support Table Mountain vote - De Lille

2011-11-08 13:01

Cape Town - Tremendous opportunities awaited if Table Mountain was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

"We have the privilege of one of the most breath-taking landscapes on earth, a country of sublime natural beauty," De Lille said in a statement.

"If Table Mountain is officially recognised as a natural wonder, it will cement that unique offering to the world. Tremendous benefits await us if we all do our part and come together."

Western Cape tourism MEC Alan Winde said on Monday if Table Mountain were selected as one of the seven wonders, South Africa could see tourism surge by around 20%.

This would generate an additional R1.4bn in revenue every year and support employment for around 11 000 people.

Table Mountain failed to make it onto the campaign's latest top 10 list released this week, but the top 10 could change because voting only ends on Friday.

This list comprises the Dead Sea, the Grand Canyon in the USA, Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Vietnam's Halong Bay, Jeita Grotto in Lebanon, Jeju Island in South Korea, the Indonesian island of Komodo, Puerto Princesa underground river in the Philippines, Sundarbans delta at the mouth of the Ganges river, and Italy's Mount Vesuvius.

You can vote for Table Mountain here or SMS to TABLE to 34874. SMSes cost R2.

Comments
  • Marius - 2011-11-08 13:11

    I have voted. Have you?

  • Jacqui - 2011-11-08 13:18

    Yes, months ago.

      janniesmith - 2011-11-08 14:50

      You can vote again, every day... Oh, and check out Mxit - it is a whole 1c to vote!

  • Klipkop - 2011-11-08 13:22

    I cannot vote for a crime hot spot, sorry.

      TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2011-11-08 14:09

      wake up, the whole world is a crime hot spot.

  • malan.jacobs - 2011-11-08 13:22

    The cheapest and most convenient way to vote for Table Mountain multiple times is through MXit, it's only 20c per vote, 100 votes for R5.. compared to the R2/vote through sms. For instructions on how to download/install MXit and vote for Table Mountain, see www.sun.ac.za/ebsk/voteonmxit.doc.

  • Ianm - 2011-11-08 13:28

    Make walking on it safe first. No vote from me.

      janniesmith - 2011-11-08 15:11

      More votes = more jobs = more rangers = increased safety.

      wesley.bischoff - 2011-11-08 15:53

      Pathetic negative attitude

  • Niel - 2011-11-08 13:32

    i just voted. klipkop......ur name says it all

  • Niel - 2011-11-08 13:33

    and by the way kliphead, why not move out of SA if u dont support it u idiot

      Craig - 2011-11-08 15:02

      Table mountain isn't SA, so who's the kliphead or the idiot, half a dozen better sites in SA alone than that silly mountain. I voted but tm wasn't one of my votes, don't like the political connection in the reasoning for voting for what is actually a plain rather ugly looking flat hill.

  • spiderkzn - 2011-11-08 13:38

    Yes i've voted!

  • wesley.bischoff - 2011-11-08 15:55

    @Craig What a frikkn moron

  • Gary - 2011-11-08 15:55

    clean the mountain of the " sub humans" that roam around and perhaps i'l consider voting. Till then it will remain a piece of rock

  • Scott - 2011-11-08 16:47

    That's fantastic, but you need to STOP THE MUGGINGS!!! How can we expect Table Mountain to be a Wonder of the World if there is constant robbery and assault on hikers!??

  • cornel.duplessis - 2011-11-08 21:53

    R the tourist safe on th mountain ?

  • louwc - 2011-11-08 23:52

    I have voted too, but i think we vote for Patricia as well, she is the most courageouss politician we have...!

  • pages:
  • 1