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The CCID bids farewell to Communications manager, Carola Koblitz

21 Nov 2018 Tags: CCID Cape Town Central City Improvement District

The Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) bids farewell to Communications manager, Carola Koblitz.

Five years ago, together with colleague Aziza Patandin, Carola Koblitz started the CCID’s dedicated Communications department and said at the time: “I’ll give the CCID three years…” before intending to return once again to being a freelance communications and media specialist.

“Three years somehow came and went far too quickly!” says Carola. “I decided to stay for a further two years, but the time has now come for me to return to my own company.”

Today a multidisciplinary media and communication strategist, as well as a writer/editor and journalist specialising in the economics of property and urban regeneration, Carola first became involved in media in 1988, spending 14 years with her own television production company, before moving into hard copy. She took a two-year “sabbatical” from this world to be part of the City of Cape Town’s 2010 FIFA World Cup™ management team as the project manager on the Cape Town Host City Fan Walk – a six-week activation which FIFA itself called the most successful ever associated with a world cup, outside of a stadium.

Having engaged with the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) throughout the leadup and execution of the World Cup event in the CBD, she joined the organisation fulltime in 2013, and has been involved in producing the organisation’s annual investment guide (The State of Cape Town Central City Report) since its 2012 inaugural issue.

She now returns to her own company, Mediascience, to continue her writing career and as a communications specialist.

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