An internationally-recognised quality research institution driving economic development and innovation in KwaZulu-Natal.

To provide timely and accurate economic research to the Provincial government to support the attainment of radically transformed, inclusive and sustainable economic growth for KwaZulu-Natal.

Conduct world class research into training, skills development, and provincial strategic economic sectors; and to strategically lead on innovation and maritime coordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of provincial economy

MKI as an institution values:
Ubuntu, Partnership and collaboration , Shared risks and rewards, Independence to ensure objectivity , Critical thought, Economic and social justice , Political rectitude and Responsibility, accountability, and sustainability


The Moses Kotane Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA).


Moses Kotane was the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and prominent figure in the African National Congress (ANC).

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