Cape Town has become the first city in Africa to be named a Unesco City of Design, joining a total of 180 cities in the UN agency’s Creative Cities Network.

The honour recognises a city’s design status and commitment to promoting and developing the cultural and creative industries.

This means two South African cities have been admitted to the Unesco Creative Cities Network on consecutive days.

Durban was awarded the status of a City of Literature – also the first city in Africa to win the honour from Unesco.