Apparently South Africa denied him a visa because they didn't want to harm relations with China.
Seriously...F you South Africa!!! So typical. Stop letting big brother push you around (God knows you've been through too many years of that). The Dalai Lama has no criminal record, does a lot of good for a lot of people around the world, and you won't allow this man to enter?
I am sure John Key will let him in, I will puke if he doesn't.
In a world where we want to promote peace and tolerance, China is among those that defy that. I am fine with China being communists because it can work well if the government does a good job for the people, but to go out of your way to stop people from Tibet travelling is ludicrous.
I hope the Dalai Lama will come here. He will bring a lot of joy to people.
Buddhism is a way of life, it isn't a religion.