The Moses Kotane Institute (MKI) is an entity of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA). Its mandate is Research, Innovation and Maritime (RIM). MKI’s vision is to be an internationally recognised quality research, innovation and maritime institute driving economic development in KwaZulu-Natal. Its mission is to provide timely and accurate economic research to the provincial government to support the attainment of radically transformed, inclusive and sustainable. MKI offers bursaries to post-graduate, South African students who reside in KwaZulu-Natal, although they may enrol at any tertiary institution in South Africa.


MKI invites bursary applications from registered Honours students for the 2020 academic year. The applications are open to postgrad students in the following sectors namely:

  1. Agriculture
  2. Maritime Economy
  3. Manufacturing
  4. Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  5. Agro-Processing
  6. Aerotropolis
  7. Green Economy
  8. Rural and Township Economy



Please complete the bursary application form found on the MKI website and email it to  together with:

  1. Certified (a) ID copy, (b) academic transcripts, (c) certificates. Certification must not be older than 3 months,
  2. Research proposal
  3. Applicable budget
  4. Proof of registration with the tertiary institution
  5. Proof of residence


The deadline for submission is 31 January 2020.
Submissions made after the deadline will not be considered.
For enquiries, please contact Thembelihle Majozi by email or telephone (031 266 1777).