Is it a real issue, with genuine controversy and uncertainty?
Can you identify at least two distinctive positions?
Are you personally interested in advocating one of these positions?
Is the scope of the issue narrow enough to be manageable?
Ultimately the resistance displayed by many nations regarding playing South Africa with their policies on skin colour without a doubt had some impact on the downfall of the Apartheid affecting and influencing other aspects such as the social reasons. The boycotts were deemed as a way to encourage a response, “But as a tactic the sports boycott is limited to either bringing about negotiations or limited concessions: it cannot force the multi-racial movement to surrender or capitulate” (Booth 386). Economic The noun ‘sanctions’ is a phrase viewed as “a punitive action by one state against another, designed to force a change of policy without resorting to overt aggression” (Brewer 36) During 1986 through till 1991, the biggest economic sanctions were enforced by some of South Africa’s most important trading partners, the USA and also Japan. The USA stopped importing certain steel and iron based products which was important to the South African economy. One of the most notable sanctions was that of the oil embargo which proved to have great effects on South Africa. The oil embargo being the reduced supply of oil coming from places such as Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states therefore leading to increased prices of things such as petrol in South Africa affecting the South African economy and becoming “a source of social unrest” (de Klerk 183). However, although the sanctions had some affect, they weren’t as effective as initially thought due to all the loopholes within the sanctions that were imposed which allowed South Africa some ways around their economic ‘punishment’ for the Apartheid scheme. Along with this, Switzerland didn’t partake in the economic sanctions which proved to be a huge factor behind the success of the Apartheid. Switzerland didn’t partake as they believed that economic sanctions weren’t the way to solve political issues. Ceilings were put on certain capital exports and required licences in order to prevent some trades through Switzerland. With 0.7% of Switzerland’s trade involving South Africa, it is evident that their contributions were very minimal and had little impact so Switzerland can’t be accused of having a part to play in prolonging the Apartheid. With many believing the sanctions were a huge part in the demise of the Apartheid, numerous members of the public are unaware of the fact that before the economic sanctions were imposed, South Africa had already suffered their biggest cash outflow leading to a substantial amount of debt building up. >GET ANSWER