On Tuesday it was announced that Helen Zille, leader of the Democratic Alliance and mayor of Cape Town, has been awarded this year’s World Mayor prize by an urban affairs think tank, City Mayors.
This is a fantastic acknowledgement of the wonderful work Zille is doing as mayor of Cape Town.
City Mayors have the following to say on its website:
During the World Mayor 2008, Helen Zille has had the most passionate and eloquent support of any candidate. Her humanity, charm, integrity, vision and political know-how have all be praised in equal measures.
Read the IOL’s article on the prize here.
Well done, Helen!