Minister Faith Muthambi said thousands of public servants were on the government's supplier database ©World Economic Forum/Jakob Polascek
Minister Faith Muthambi said thousands of public servants were on the government's supplier database ©World Economic Forum/Jakob Polascek

Civil servants resign in government contracts crackdown

More than 2,500 public servants in South Africa have resigned since new rules came into force banning bureaucrats from bidding for government contracts.

The government introduced the ban in August last year as part of a clampdown on corruption and officials were given six months to either resign from public service or stop doing business with government.

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