About Us

The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) was established in 2007 as the South African National Liberation Institute of Technology, Philosophy and Political Science (SANLITPPS). In 2009, the MKI was formally registered as a non-profit company in terms of the Companies Act, 2008. In 2018, the institute was relaunched as a Research Institute. The focus is on Research and Development, Innovation and Technology, Maritime and Economics. The Institute is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs.

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Vision

An internationally recognized institute driving economic development and innovation through research in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Mission

To provide relevant and innovative research supported by expert advice for the realisation of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Mandate

To conduct world class research that responds to the needs of the provincial economy.

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Values

Integrity, Ubuntu, Professionalism, and Quality

mandate:

To conduct world class research that responds to the needs of the provincial economy.

MKI values:

  • Integrity

  • Ubuntu

  • Professionalism

  • Quality

The Origin Of Our Name

The Institute was named after Moses Mauane Kotane, who was the general secretary of the South African Communist Party, and the Treasurer of the African National Congress. He was a well-respected self-educated leader who received no formal education, but always believed that economic freedom would be achieved through education in strategic disciplines.

He became known for his discipline, leadership, wisdom and the ability to grasp and articulate the most abstract ideas in philosophy and politics. He was born in Pella, Rustenburg on the 09th of August 1905 and passed away in Moscow, Russia on 19th of May 1978. He was later repatriated and buried in South African soil on the 14th of March 2015.

The Institute is proud to carry a name of such an esteemed leader, and lives by the code of good governance, thought leadership and discipline. MKI subscribes to the values of accountability, collaboration, equality, passion and Ubuntu.

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