Our Mandate

We have a mandate to conduct research for provincial government in KwaZulu-Natal.

Our Vision

To be the leading and globally recognised research institute in growing the provincial economy through research and development.

Our Mission

To develop practical research-based solutions on priority sectors that contribute to the needs of the provincial economy.

Our Services

We provide the following services:

  • Research and Development services
  • Economics and statistical services
  • Evaluation of strategic government interventions
  • Coordination of activities related to strategic sectors
  • Knowledge Management

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Quality
  • Ubuntu


The Institute was established in 2007 by the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs as the South African National Liberation Institute of Technology, Philosophy and Political Science (SANLITPPS). It was incorporated formally as the Moses Kotane Institute in 2009 as a non-profit company, registered in terms of the Companies Act of 2008 and started operating in 2010. Since then, it has been evolving to what it is today, a research agency for the provincial government of the KwaZulu-Natal.