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Cape Town mayor cancels Nobel summit after South Africa refuses Dalai Lama a visa

Oct 03, 2014    

The mayor of Cape Town called off the city's annual summit of Nobel Peace Prize winners to protest the South African government's refusal to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, one of the invitees."After extensive discussion and deliberation, it has been decided that the 2014 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, planned for 13-15 Oct 2014 in Cape Town, will be suspended," Patricia de Lille said at a televised news conference."The primary reason for the relocation is the fact that the South African government refuses to issue a visa for His Holiness, the Dalai Lama," said the ...

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