The Moses Kotane Institute Investing in Tomorrow’s Scientists and Engineers2016-12-05


On Monday of the 28 November 2016, The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) and the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) in partnership with Spring Light Gas (SLG) held the StemFest and I am an Engineer Prize giving in Isipingo Island Hotel. This event saw 14 schools being shortlisted for their ...


Nurturing Today’s Youth to Become Tomorrow’s Scientists2016-12-05

The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) supported the Ethekwini Municipality outreach programme that was aimed for learners, particularly those who are from previously disadvantaged schools within the Municipal area. The Municipality’s Support Services Unit visited Daluxolo Primary school, an impoverished school in the heart of KwaMashu Township in a quest to identify; groom and guide grade 7 learners to cho...


Inspirational Learner Receives a Dux Award2016-10-25

“You’ve got to have a dream if you want to have a dream come true”, these are the words of Dennis Waitley. These same words find resonance in the group of learners at Adams College under the Moses Kotane Institute, Learner Academic Development Support Programme whose dreams of receiving tertiary education bursary are about to come true.



The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) launched “I am an Engineer Competition”2016-10-17

In an effort to increase access and success to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through advancing the country’s future scientists and Engineers; the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) held a media briefing on 13 October 2016, at Elangeni hotel, Durban where distinguished members of the media, government and private sector were invited with aim to unveil plans that are afoot regarding ...


The Moses Kotane Institute Awarded 25 Radio Production Learnerships2016-09-29

Excitement was written all over the faces of the 25 Out of School Youth that got a life changing opportunity of being selected and trained as the 2016 apprentices for the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) Radio Production Learnership that commenced on Monday, 26 September 2016 and it is expected to be completed in July 2017.

MKI formed partnership with the Natio...


The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) Celebrated Women in Science On Women’s Day2016-08-11

Promoting women and girls in science stands at the heart of the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI). On 09 August 2016, MKI held an event that was themed "Celebrating Women in Science" where 300 female learners from Dlangezwa High School got the opportunity to be inspired by different women scientists. The event was aimed at empowering young girls by, igniting interest in science, exposing them to the fascinating ...


Letter of Condolence: Passing Away of Dr Don Mkhwanazi2016-07-02

Our Institute mourns the sudden death of our beloved comrade and most esteemed and acknowledged leader, Dr Donald Mkhwanazi.

This great loss is not only for his family and the Institute, but for the rest of the South African people who continued to draw inspiration from him. We firmly believe that his legacy will live on in the remarkable group of leaders whom he mentored, and that they will carry forward the black empowerment struggles...


EThekwini Municipality Hosted the STEAM Indaba2016-07-01

Steam Indaba DelegatesOn 29 June 2016, the eThekwini Municipality, in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban University of Technology (DUT), Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) and Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) hosted a Science, Technology, E
ngineering, Accounting and Mathematics (STEAM) Indaba at the Moses Mab...


The Moses Kotane Institute Attended the Ugu Career Guidance Festival 20162016-06-03
As part of the Moses Kotane Institute (MKI's) mandate which is to expose previously disadvantaged learners and youth to different Science, Engineering and Technology career opportunities that are existing, on Thursday, 02 June 2016, MKI staff travelled to Ugu District to join other government entities and institutions to help historically disadvantaged learners to make informed decisions about their future career paths that they would like to pur...

Meet Our First Graduate2016-05-27
Hailing from Mpola in Dassenhoek, Mbono Kwela was raised by single parent, Nkosazana Kwela, who works as a domestic worker make ends meet for her son to get a better education. Nkosazana said that she was fortunate to have received financial relief from MKI. She thanked the Institute for supporting her son from grade 10 to tertiary level. Moses Kotane Institute selected Mbono after a rigorous recruitment process, long queues and hot days. Mbono s...

Mme Rebecca Kotane Turns 1042016-05-12
Rebecca Kotane, the widow of the late struggle stalwart Moses Kotane, celebrated her 104th birthday on the 6th of February 2016....

Science & Technology Are Keys To South Africa’s Future2016-05-11
Science surrounds us every day. It is important to us. Its technology creates many things we might be hard pressed to live without. Every day we enjoy the many benefits of scientific discovery, technology and commerce. Science makes life easier for all of us....

Origin of Our Name2016-05-04
Moses Mauwane Kotane was the General Secretary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) and prominent figure in the African National Congress (ANC). He was born on 9 August 1905, in Rustenburg, North West. He died in Russia in 1978, and he was laid buried there for many years until his fatal remains were repatriated back to South Africa in 2015. He was reburied in his home soil on 14 March 2015.He became known for his discipline, leadership, w...

Moses Kotane Institute Celebrates Six Years of Great Success2016-05-04
Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) has made significant strides towards increasing KwaZulu-Natal’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills output. The institute is the brainchild of Dr Zweli Mkhize, Nqaba Ngcobo and Phil Mjwara. It operates under the auspices of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs. MKI ensures that learners from disadvantaged backgrounds are afforded opportunities t...

Upcoming Events2016-05-03
Please note the Upcoming Events for the Moses Kotane Institute:Dates will be communicated in due course....