Definitions

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  • n. A government official or politician who uses their powers and influence to secure government tenders and contracts.

Etymologies

Blend of tender and entrepreneur (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a better life ... for top notch ANC tenderpreneur comrades!!

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  • So, while some in the ANC leadership rail against the proliferation of tenderpreneurs, the ANC has become the tenderpreneur-in-chief.

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  • ANC is looking to muzzle any reporting on their corruption and tenderpreneur dealings.

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  • The ANC, she said, had become a "tenderpreneur-in-chief".

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  • I suspect ... no wait I KNOW there is some tenderpreneur in JZ's magic box of tricks who is in bed with Putco ...

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  • “A tenderpreneur is an insider pocketing millions from rigged government tenders for everything from air-conditioners to locomotives.”

    The New York Times, The Black and the White of It, by Roger Cohen, June 28, 2010

    June 29, 2010