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New7Wonders announcement to take place on 11/11/11

Date: 2011-11-08

The public is invited to celebrate Table Mountain’s success to date and to be the first to hear the results of the final round of the New7Wonders of Nature race.


Festivities will kick off at 7pm and run until 10pm. The announcement will be made during that time, followed by an address from Mayor Patricia de Lille. 


It has been a nail-biting finish for the Table Mountain official organizing committee following an announcement by the New7Wonders Foundation in Switzerland on Sunday November 6 that Table Mountain was not in the Top 10 list and that the site would need to draw maximum votes in order to wrestle for a top 7 spot. After almost 3 years of campaigning, the voting will come to a close on Friday at 1:07pm. 


“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,” said campaign manager Fiona Furey. 


Master of Ceremony’s Soli Philander will kick off the proceedings, followed by entertainment from Chad Saaimon and the Black Ties, and Celeste Williams and The Rudimentals. 


“No matter what the outcome we will celebrate. We can be extremely proud of what we have achieved and how far we have come,” said Sabine Lehmann, chairperson of the official organizing committee. “From an initial list of 440 sites we made it into the top 28. That in itself is worth celebrating.” 


You can cast your vote by:



  • visiting www.votefortablemountain.com, or

  • via Mxit for 20c, or

  • SMS “Table” to 34874 at R2 an SMS, or

  • go to www.facebook.com/New7WondersofNature, “Like” the page, click on “Vote Now”, select your top 7 wonders and click “Send your vote”.  If you vote via SMS or Mxit, you can vote as many times as you like. 


Join thousands of other tweeters in the build up to the announcement by using #N7Wresults when tweeting. 


Issued by:
Splash Pr & Media Consultants on behalf of Table Mountain Aerial Cableway


For further information:   
Christine Pearson, tel: (021) 790 9911 or 079 763 1814, e-mail: Christine@Splashpr.Co.Za


For comment:
Fiona Furey: Table Mountain Campaign Manager, tel: (021) 424 0015, e-mail: N7w@Tablemountain.Net


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