A distinguished and dignified event. 4 Top honours from the mayor. And welcoming the town’s new councillors. When Stellenbosch Municipality sought to create a special event to honour citizens and introduce its new aldermen, they asked Swey to handle the event management.
“I am grateful it was such a big success,” said then-mayor of Stellenbosch (2016), Conrad Sidego. “And what I’ve heard from the guests and our own staff is that the execution was outstanding.”
Every year, the Stellenbosch Municipality organises a special event where the mayor bestows social awards on outstanding members of the public – for contributions to the town and its people.
And 2016 was a special year because it was to be followed by local elections, meaning it also became a day for honouring excellence among existing councillors and thanking the existing councillors for their service.
So, the mayor and Stellenbosch Municipality wanted an extremely well-organised event that would be both fun and dignified.
This specific Mayoral Awards and Aldermanshio Ceremony took place in 2016, when then-mayor Sidego bestowed 4 mayoral awards: on Reverend Simon Adams for facilitating the town’s discussion on the formation of its transitional council, as well as Mr Charles Honey, who chaired the forums that amalgamated Stellenbosch into one local government structure.
Awards in absentia were given to Prof Lourens Du Plessis, who was a mediator at the multi-party negotiations for Stellenbosch. And Mr Marius Le Roux, who ran the Stellenbosch Museum for 32 years, growing it from a single building to a multi-building experience.
These events made use of Swey’s full-service event management offering. Meaning Swey handled everything from the organisation – securing the venue, entertainment and catering to developing the programme, invites and guests list – to management, including all setup, sound and stages to safety and medical, compliance and legislative requirements.
The 2016 Mayoral Awards is still today one fo the bets remembered and recorded in the municipality’s history – especially online and on social media. Perhaps largely due to Swey’s handling of the marketing of the event.
“It’s with gratitude and admiration that I commend the team at Swey for how they organised the event. The feedback we’ve gotten is a testament to Swey’s professional standing, superb design work and on-point execution of the event,” former mayor Sidego concludes.
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