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By Khanyisa Tabata
23 September 2011
Home Affairs says it is not in a position to act on the visa application made by the Dalai Lama, unless it receives permission from the Department of International Relations.
Responding to inquires, Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni said his department was not handling the matter.
Apleni added that with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader’s previous visits to South Africa, what was then Foreign Affairs had made the decision.
Earlier this week, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Marius Fransman said the Dalai Lama’s visa application was a Home Affairs matter.