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N1 Road (South Africa)

Prior to 1970, the N1 used to run from Beit Bridge to Colesburg, and then follow the alignment of the present N9 to George. Ironically, the section from Cape Town to Colesburg used to be the N9. Route The N1 begins in central Cape Town at the northern end of Buitengracht Street outside the entrance ...

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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