Mounting effort for Table Mountain

Have you ever visited one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World? South Africa has some amazing natural heritage sites and soon Table Mountain may be a part of this prestigious list.

Table Mountain is believed to be in the top 10 on the list of 28 places hoping to make it into the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The campaign manager for New 7 Wonders of Nature, Fiona Fury is super excited about this and thinks that the world famous landmark is definitely in the race.

The competition is run by the New 7 Wonders committee under the auspices of the Seven Wonders Foundation in Switzerland and is all about officially recognising 7 of the most beautiful natural icons around the world. Being number eight, nine or 10, means that Table Mountain won’t be in the top seven, so South Africans need to cast their vote to give the landmark a push to this iconic status.

Table Mountain means many things to Capetonians. Mostly it is an ever-watchful presence over the locals, and in her folds flora and fauna that have made it a natural heritage site. South Africans have 24 days to vote for this national landmark to make it in the world’s top seven wonders.

You can vote online at http://www.votefortablemountain.com or via SMS-ing “TABLE” to 34874 (at R2 per SMS) or via the MXit voting platform (which is the most efficient).

The R2 that is spent on the SMS to vote for Table Mountain is split in half. 50% goes to the cellphone provider and 50% goes to the Seven Wonders Foundation in Switzerland.

To see how the live voting process is going globally, check out http://www.new7wonders.com/. The site also features a countdown clock.

The foundation has indicated that all the money it gathers will go toward the conservation of the new Natural Wonders of the World that will be announced on the 11th of November 2011 at 11 AM. The money will also be used to put up a plaque, memorial or museum to commemorate the seven winning sites.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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