Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Shit de Klerk try to sell to the world
“Worrying about the future is - and always has been - a central aspect of being a South African. Since 1652 visitors to our country have generally concluded that ’it is a lovely place - but cannot possibly last for another five years’. However‚ time and time again‚ experience has proved that the pessimists were wrong‚” he told the Swiss Chamber South Africa in Zurich on Tuesday.
“At the moment‚ South Africa is once again experiencing serious international PERCEPTION PROBLEMS. They arise from the news coverage of a number of recent and current developments in the country‚” he added.
In his speech‚ de Klerk said that it was important to retain balance in one’s assessment of the complex SA society.
“In fact‚ South Africa has‚ on the whole‚ done pretty well since 1994‚” he noted.
He said that SA was regarded as an international model for democracy‚ constitutionalism‚ human rights and THE RULE OF LAW.
"SA had experienced 18 years of economic growth‚ only briefly interrupted in 2009."