Perspective from a black person:
I often read old guard south africans claim 'even the blacks say it was better under apartheid'- rubbish,the people who say that are simply wishing for the good old days when 90% of government resources were lavished on 10% of the population.
Or they are reacting to rightfully frustrated minorities protesting against bad service delivery and probably only interact with blacks that clean their houses and cut their grass.
Even the poorest of the poorest black south african would never ever,ever,EVER genuinely want apartheid back-as they'd still be in the same situation and also be legally deprived of pretty much every human right to boot.(and probably killed by apartheid police for protesting.)
And working class and middle class black south africans would never say the country hasn't got better,my family members- mother,father,aunts,uncles,who lived under apartheid all now have access to a better way of life that would never have been possible under apartheid.
Their children, my cousins were born into a south africa where the options they have,and level of infastructure invested in their communities was unheard of to our grandparents.
They can file complaints to police stations,disagree with and pressure their government,send their children to universities,own property,travel and work professionally in law,teaching, medicine and business and government,and of course enjoy all of the usual modern material luxuries.
All of the above was not available to the average black south african under apartheid and if you believe that,you and I both know you are A.lying or B. on crack.
Frankly those who say the country hasn't got better are mostly bitter racists pining for the good ol' days(for them!not blacks)and talking utter kak.