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If that was true of our government, we wouldn't have had an electricity problem in the first place.You can do more than one thing at a time.
How soon we forget! Up to 1994 South Africa had a functioning Satellite manufacturing facility operating at Grabouw and a facility at the Overberg Test Range that had the capability of launching our own satellites into space using our own locally designed rockets.. A satellite was almost ready to be launched when several hundred top scientists were given little more than a months notice that everything was being shut down as the new government had other priorities. We lost dozens of our best scientists to NASA and other space entities. Many were obliged to go into other fields of work to make a living. We could have been a world leader in space technology if short-sightedness had not prevailed.
There were a few half-hearted attempts to restart the program but nothing came of them and millions of Rand's worth of technical equipment was basically scrapped.