Quotes by: Harry Oppenheimer
|Harry Frederick Oppenheimer
||28 October 1908
Kimberley, South Africa
||19 August 2000
It must not be forgotten in fairness to the National Government that apartheid is not just a policy of oppression but an attempt - in my opinion an attempt doomed to failure - to find an alternative to a policy of racial integration which is fair to both white and black.
I have always thought that the rapid economic development of South Africa would in the long run prove to be incompatible with the government's racial policies, and recent events have tended to confirm my opinion.
Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that.