FW de Klerk:
"What I haven’t apologised for is the original concept of seeking to bring justice to all South Africans through the concept of nation states (essentially creating two separate states, one black and one white). But in South Africa it failed,” De Klerk said. “And by the end of the seventies, we had to realise, and accept and admit to ourselves that it had failed. And that is when fundamental reform started."While the 1946 Fagan Commission lead to the downfall of the United Party and rise of the National Party and it's Sauer Commission the recommendations of the Sauer Commission and the ideas Hendrik Verwoerd were never really put into place, too many businesses would have lost profit opportunities. So in effect Fagan Commission's ideas went into effect by default. See: Apartheid in South Africa, Part 1 and Part 2, and The Union of South Africa in the 1920s. In the end it was the business elites desire for a cheap work force and an increased consumer base for manufactures and retailers that doomed the Republic of South Africa and lead to it's fall into chaos, violence, genocide, and general savagery.
Asked De Klerk if apartheid failed because it was unworkable or because it was "morally repugnant". He responded: "There are three reasons it failed. It failed because the whites wanted to keep too much land for themselves. It failed because we (whites and blacks) became economically integrated, and it failed because the majority of blacks said that is not how we want our rights."
"There is this picture that apartheid was…used to be compared to Nazism. It's wrong, and on that, I don’t apologise for saying that what drove me as a young man, before I decided we need to embrace a new vision, was a quest to bring justice for black South Africans in a way which would not - that’s what I believed then - destroyed the justice to which my people were entitled.”
"But the concept of giving as the Czechs have it and the Slovaks have it, of saying that ethnic unities with one culture, with one language, can be happy and can fulfil their democratic aspirations in an own state, that is not repugnant."1
The homelands were not a creation of the National Party. but were natural nations; Lesotho and Swaziland are still independent nations. Zululand is another example, it was never fully integrated into the Colony of Natal and maintained some autonomy under the Union of South Africa. Zululand was later restored to semi-sovereignty under the Republic of South Africa and was not abolished to 1994. The Zulus did put up some resistance to the marxist take over of South Africa and the lose of their sovereignty, but they have been slowly co-opted by the ANC.