[Fred Roed] On Wednesday morning, 26 October 2011, at around 6:20am South African time, the announcement came from Taipei that Cape Town has been awarded the crown of World Design Capital 2014. Since the announcement, it seems that half the people on the SA social media circuit are jumping up and down celebrating, and the other half are scratching their heads, asking "World Design Whadda?"
[Fred Roed] Marketing agencies can be forgiven for feeling a little insecure right now. Across the globe, scores of well-manicured fingernails are being gnawed to the quick. Friday afternoon champagne and sushi parties are being traded in for toasted sarmies; and the lines of coke have made way for lines of worry.