My recollection is that South African white's religion conveniently suggested whites were superior to non whites. And so they were quite religious. Most white South africans were and are also generally pretty good people, and many treated blacks and coloureds pretty well; helping the post apartheid regime be more peaceful then it could have been. Their fear of what 36 milion non whites might do to 4 million whites was perhaps understandable. 2 lessons; the parallels with Israel are very real. Apartheid was still very wrong; and to their collective credit they moved on. Israel needs to do the same.
Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies at 82 (Haaretz)
from the article: Are Israel and apartheid South Africa really different?