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SA becoming 'extractive society'

Jul 12 2012 13:03 Sapa

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Johannesburg - Honest citizens and civil servants should fight corruption in the government tendering process, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said this week.

"We are in danger of becoming what many call an 'extractive society'," he told the SA Institute of Professional Accountants conference in Boksburg.

Those stealing from government for their own benefit were doing so at the expense of poor people.

"It is time for the majority of honest civil servants, civic societies and business to take a stand on this destructive trend," Gordhan said.

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