The Presidential Years

As I recall it was agreed at a fairly early stage that Derek Keys would continue as Minister of Finance. The ANC respected him and was also aware of the importance of continuity in the management of the country’s finances. Because it was such a key post, it was also agreed that it would not be identified with any specific party - although it was, in fact, one of the six portfolios to which the NP was entitled.

​ FW De Klerk