sanctions wrecked the economy. i remember prime interest rate being 25%.Mhhm, did everything work for everyone or just the elite? The majority of the country had it much worse than they do now.
Did they not wreck the economy? Would it have been sustainable for them to continue with that system beyond 94?
If they ended the system much earlier, we would not have ended up in the mess we are today. Jan Smuts was certainly no hero but if he was in power over the NP, we may not have been in this mess.
i mean, no potholes, robots working, no power cuts, safe (railway police) and efficient train service, working state hospitals, us dollar was R2.50 in 1990, etc etc.
i agree, the np handled the changeover very badly. they should have corrected all the wrongs like land redistribution before handing power over to a liberation party with no experience in running a country.