South Africa at 20 years free

We astounded the world in 1990 and in 1994, and we shall do so again," wrote former South African president FW de Klerk on the 20th anniversary of the day in February 1990 when he announced the end of the apartheid system.

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/17/2010 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Thursday, 12/05/2013 8:55 pm EST

We astounded the world in 1990 and in 1994, and we shall do so again," wrote former South African president FW de Klerk on the 20th anniversary of the day in February 1990 when he announced the end of the apartheid system. But in 1990 and in 1994, the astonishment was about the fact that disaster had been avoided, and even now it is not astonishment at the country's success.

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