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Former Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (Netwerk24)
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Johannesburg - Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan warned South Africans on Thursday that a culture of waste and rampant consumerism will end in ruin for the country.

Gordhan spoke out against what he sees as rampant consumerism which drives a culture of waste in South Africa at WWF South Africa’s annual Living Planet Conference in Johannesburg on Thursday. 

"The current ethic we seem to be providing, wittingly or unwittingly, does result in wastefulness, which is particularly regrettable in a context where there is so little available," he said.

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