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Nobel summit relocated to Rome

Fans and followers of the Dalai Lama who hoped to finally see his Holiness on South African soil will be disappointed to learn that the country forfeited the opportunity to host the Nobel Peace laureate’s summit this year after denying the Dalai Lama a visa for a third time. The summit, which was initially to be hosted by the city of Cape Town in October, has been moved to Rome following protest from attending laureates.

Dalai Lama Visa controversy

The controversy surrounding the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s case is seen by many critics as politically motivated, in light of South Africa’s lucrative trade relations with China, although this has been denied by the South African government. We wouldn’t go as far as to claim that if the Dalai Lama had used our services his visa would have been approved, but should he ever wish to return to South Africa, perhaps he consider giving us a call.

Holiday Season in South Africa

For those of you still in China’s good-books, the holiday season is almost upon us and we’re happy to report that Cape Town’s hotels have been ranked the best in the world in a recent survey. The award took into consideration close to 7 million customer reviews on a variety of hotels from across the globe, with Cape Town scoring top marks at 8.43 out of 10 for customer satisfaction – take that Rome!

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One Comment

  1. I am writting this letter by the decision delivered against my application and i herewith submit my request for the review o the decision delivered by the department of home affairs. i attached my return of valid air ticket and other document.

    I will be gratefully if my application will be successfully

    yours faithfully
    Naomi Chalwe

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