SA is lacking a "pilot agency" that should be driving economic leadership in the country, Joel Netshitenzhe, ANC national executive committee member and Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection executive director, said on Tuesday. However, it was time for various sectors — business, workers, religious communities, youth, women and others — to work together for the common interest of society. "The question has been asked ... what do we do in a situation in which the state is unable to give leadership," said Netshitenzhe, who was speaking at a conference of the Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (Absip) in Sandton. "We have a government that communicates a sense of weakness in decision [making], confusion and a debilitating tendency towards immolation." Various sectors working in unison to pursue the common interest of society would strengthen the forces in government, which were genuinely interested in advancing the national interest, Netshitenzhe said....

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