Liaison for Dalai Lama says SA told them to withdraw the visa application

Tibetan activist Guy Lieberman serves as a local liaison for the Dalai Lama.

The 2014 Nobel Laureates Summit was postponed after a number of laureates pulled out in response to the Dalai Lama not receiving a visa to enter South Africa.

Patricia de Lille announced on 2 October that Cape Town would not host the summit and that South Africa under Jacob Zuma has lost its moral compass by bowing to Chinese pressure.

The Presidency maintains that the South African government had not denied the visa, but that the Dalai Lama had withdrawn his application.

Guy Lieberman reveals to Kieno what was said it the meeting with representatives from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) when they met at the Tibet office in Pretoria.

They said it's in the national interest

Guy Lieberman

Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Competition Commission denies allegations of corruption

Competition Commission denies allegations of corruption

Commissioner at Competition Commission, Tembinkosi Bonakele says the allegations leveled against them are utter rubbish.

ANC and DA tracking close together in the Western Cape - Ipsos report

ANC and DA tracking close together in the Western Cape - Ipsos report

According to the latest “Pulse of the People” (Ipsos) study, the ANC and DA pulled 26% and 28% respectively in the Western Cape.

Are you over 50? Here's how you can share your skills

Are you over 50? Here's how you can share your skills

50 Plus-Skills is an online platform that connects individuals, aged fifty plus with those in need of their skills and expertise.

Jay Naidoo on how we'll try explain our actions to children one day

Jay Naidoo on how we'll try explain our actions to children one day

Jay Naidoo asks how we will one day explain to our children that we prevented a meeting of Nobel Peace Laureates

FW De Klerk foundation reacts to Peace Summit suspension

FW De Klerk foundation reacts to Peace Summit suspension

The FW De Klerk foundation urged laureates not to withdraw from the summit, but rather make their protestations at the summit.

Nobel Peace Summit suspended

Nobel Peace Summit suspended

The National Tibet Congress in the USA called for Nobel peace laureates to boycott the planned summit, but says it was not meant to punish Cape Town

Popular articles
Vila Kasi TV station leaves employees out in the cold with no pay

Vila Kasi TV station leaves employees out in the cold with no pay

Employees of the start-up media house are angered for not receiving salaries as promised at the end of June.

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nene asked unions representing Eskom workers to provide ideas to fund wage increases after negotiations with Eskom deadlocked.

How Steinhoff shares doubled in just five days

How Steinhoff shares doubled in just five days

Founder of Herenya Capital Advisors, Petri Redelinghuys, explains how the embattled Steinhoff managed to double its share price in 5 days

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

SA-made Rolkem cake decoration products may not be safe to eat

SA-made Rolkem cake decoration products may not be safe to eat

The UK’s Food Standards Agency issued an advisory, claiming that Rolkem failed to confirm that their ingredients were safe to eat.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.