It was not a particularly controversial conference, just some people sitting down to discuss how to foster peace in the world. The conference was scheduled for South Africa and among prominent people, Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu were to appear. But, the South African government decided things were too peaceful so they denied Tibetan leader Dalai Lama from attending on the pretense it had something to do with causing controversy about the 2010 World Cup. It was simply a ploy to avoid angering China which is investing heavily in Africa and South Africa has a yen for the yen.
Irvin Khoza, who helped organize the event noted sorrowfully, “given that the purpose of the conference is peace… the convenors have decided in the spirit of peace to postpone the Peace Conference.