About the Journal
The Moses Kotane Institute Journal (MKIJ) is an online open-access journal, established informally in 2020 by the Moses Kotane Institute. In 2021, the journal rebranded and was formalized to publish at least two issues per year continuously on article-by-article. MKIJ publishes both theoretical and empirical economic research focusing primarily on six sectors: Information Communication Technology (ICT), Maritime and Ocean Economy, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Rural and Township Economy, and Green Economy.
The growth of the South African drone industry is engaged via the exploration of various factors in the
national scope of this emerging technology. We ask whether the South African market is ready to
embark on supplying the need for drone skills, local manufacturing for export, and the rate of
technology adoption. The competitive landscape of drone technology in South Africa also indicates that
there may be imbalances that lead to a widening of the gap between the technology initiators and the
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