Call for Applications – Investment Readiness Programme

The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Provincial Government through the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), with a mandate to conduct world class research into training, skills development, and provincial strategic economic sectors; to strategically lead on innovation and maritime coordination and implementation activities to respond to the needs of provincial economy. It also coordinates interactions between line functions or sector departments established or envisaged provincial government training institutions, tertiary institutions and other external service providers.

MKI is calling for entrepreneurs with completed business plans who require assistance in putting together a fundraising strategy and complete applications for funding to relevant funding institutions. The Investment Readiness Programme duration is three-months. The bulk of the sessions will be conducted virtually.

The Eligibility Criteria/ Requirements for the Programme:
a) Applicants must be residents of KwaZulu-Natal.
b) Must have a completed business plan.
c) Must have a registered company or must have the company registered within two-weeksof being accepted into the programme.
d) Female entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply.
e) Priority sectors include maritime, innovation & technology; agriculture; and tourism. (other sectors will be considered).
Interested applicants should complete the online applications by clicking on this link
By no later than 31st of July 2020. Supporting documents will only be required from shortlisted applicants. Enquiries may be directed to Sue Singh: Tel (031) 266 1777, Email: [email protected]

Applicants who have not heard from MKI within 6 weeks from the closing date can consider their application as being unsuccessful.