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

Its mandate is to:

  • 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

It does this by providing timely and accurate research to support the attainment of radically transformed, inclusive and sustainable economic growth for the province in partnerships with public and private sector. It is also funded mainly by EDTEA and other stakeholders.

Vision

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

Mission

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.

Mandate

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

Values

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
  • Responsibility, accountability, and sustainability

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