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^^ I thought the tower would be somehow elevated or raised so that the space beneath it (ground floor) would still be accessible, and remain the ground entrance to the new exhibition halls.

Alternatively, the sky bridge is could be used, along with other entry & exit points along the sides (similar to the current centre) should the tower block access.
 

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I was taking a look at the ICCA rankings for 2013 over the weekend. I didn't realise just how far ahead Cape Town is of the rest of the continent. It's also pretty funny that Stellenbosch is in joint 10th position! :lol:

This expansion, combined with the new Century City Conference Centre, which they say will complement the CTICC's offering, is going to ensure that the city keeps climbing the rankings.




 

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what constitutes a meeting? Size , delegates or length of event?
so how is something like John Cleese stand up tour classified as its 2 nights and in the auditorium ?
 

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That's not classified as a meeting. These are international conventions for which cities must bid. The report states that...

For the purpose of its annual statistics, “international meetings” are defined by the UIA to include either one or both of the following criteria:

A) Meetings organised or sponsored by International Organisations that are included in the UIA’s Yearbook of International Organisations
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With at least 50 participants, or number of participants unknown.

B) Meetings not organised or sponsored by “International Organisations” but nonetheless of significant international character, notably those organised by national organisations and national branches of international organisations
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At least 40 percent of the participants are from countries other than the host country and at least 5 nationalities are represented
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Lasting at least 3 days, or unknown duration
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With either a concurrent exhibition or at least 300 participants

C) Meetings not organised or sponsored by “International Organisations” but nonetheless of significant international character, notably those organised by national organisations and national branches of international organisations
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At least 40 percent of the participants are from countries other than the host country and at least 5 nationalities are represented
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Lasting at least 2 days, or unknown duration
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With either a concurrent exhibition or at least 250 participants

All meetings counted under the heading ‘B’ are also counted under the heading ‘C’. The reverse is, equally logically, not true.

Excluded from UIA figures are:
• Purely national meetings, as well as those of an exclusively religious, didactic, political, commercial or sporting nature
• Meetings with strictly limited participation
• Corporate and incentive meetings.

Whilst there is a considerable overlap between the events considered by ICCA and UIA for their statistics, the most important difference from a marketing point of view is that UIA’s events include those which are held in a fixed location, whereas all of ICCA’s events must rotate between at least three countries. UIA category “A” also includes intergovernmental and transnational meetings (eg. EU and UN institutions).

Please note that since early 2010, ICCA has a data collaboration with UIA: 5,000 regularly occurring meetings within the ICCA Association Database have been enhanced through access to supplementary UIA data.

Source: ICCA
 

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Looked at the original design again... and really cant get excited bout this watered down suburban school building.... Only hope the tower redeems and overwhelms it.
 

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Never a dull moment with this one! Cool shot though :) Nice seeing The Towers partially covered in glass:

Legality of CTICC construction scrutinised
TUESDAY SEP 30, 2014

Although construction on the R832 million expansion of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is well under way, defective advertising of the proposed expropriation of public servitudes has put the legality of its building processes under scrutiny.


Objectors are calling for a halt to construction work on the CTICC until all legal obstacles are removed and a public participation process is finalised.

It is understood that objectors are concerned that building activity has continued, despite the existing planning restrictions, and there has been a call for all building work to stop to remove legal obstacles and finalise public participation processes.

The ACDP has asked why the city's plans to take away the public access use of the land in Roggebaai to allow for the expansion of the CTICC were so poorly advertised.

Questions have also been raised about why documents about site development plans and other information that would allow the public to submit 'meaningful' comments were withheld by the city.

In questions to mayor Patricia de Lille, submitted for last week's city council meeting, the ACDP said the advertisement for the expropriation of existing servitude rights did not appear in July's Provincial Gazettes, as was decided at the June council meeting. This despite construction already taking place. In terms of this resolution, the city's intention to take over public servitudes and access rights had to be advertised in the Gazette and local newspapers to allow for a 30-day comment period.

Grant Haskin, of the ACDP, said the advert appeared in only one local newspaper, and that it referred only to the servitude between erf 246 and 247, with no mention of the servitude between erf 245 and 246.

In a previous council meeting, Haskin said there was a road - Corso Street - that ran between the two sites.

In her response, De Lille said the poor advertising was 'an administrative error' by the line department concerned. However, the notice was advertised again on August 22 in print media and the Provincial Gazette.

This second advertisement allowed for 31 days to comment.

Although the ACDP and other objectors have complained that information has been withheld, De Lille said the notice that was correctly placed in August provided sufficient information and was compliant.

'Certain information requested by the objectors related to plans submitted by the CTICC and abutting Netcare Hospital development. The objectors were informed by the city's planning department, in requesting to view said plans, that they require the relevant owners/applicants' permission.'

De Lille noted that there were three objections during the initial, flawed advertising process. Temporary closures had been issued so that work can continue while the expropriation process was under way, the city said. But objectors have pointed out that the servitudes were closed off before the public could comment on the city's plans.

The CTICC's expansion has been dogged by controversy and allegations of maladministration, with separate investigations by the public protector and the city's forensic unit. It received its second consecutive unqualified clean audit for the 2013/14 financial year, with the centre's chief executive officer, Julie-May Ellingson, saying it was testament to the CTICC's commitment and adherence to the 'highest standards of good corporate governance and financial management'.

Cape Argus

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where there is smoke there is fire. This has been a bit of a joke considering its the DA controlled city and province. due processes never followed, CTICC CEO axed, Public protector advising on maladminstration, Lukkie court case, Architects court case, and its always "administrative error" blamed.

This is such an iconic and important development for Cape Town , one would have thought it would be squeaky clean and follow process to the letter of the law and most importantly be extremely transparent and open to public scrutiny, all of which have been criticism of the process to date from design selection to poor public participation.

Sad considering its the public purse thats paying for this all
 
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