The Da Vinci Institute


The Da Vinci Institute has established itself as a leader in South Africa in the provision of learning development programmes. All Da Vinci programmes are based on action learning principles, including formal interventions, work experiences, portfolios and the assessment and recognition of prior learning.

In South Africa our experience base is varied and includes both private and public sector operations including regional government and para-statal operations. Based on a return on training rands invested, our South African client base is recording significant benefits. (Telkom SA, Eskom, Financial Intelligence Centre, GCRA, Anglo Platinum, Altech, FNB, IDC, Investec, African Bank, Altech, Anglo Gold Ashanti, JP Morgan, MTN, BASF amongst others). The Da Vinci qualifications produce a cadre of managerial leaders both locally and internationally, which enable them to make significant and meaningful contributions to themselves, their organisation and society at large.

The Da Vinci Institute is a business-to-business operation which prides itself in being in partnership with a number of private and public sector operations. Accent is placed on the notion of an Associate Model in which The Institute and its associates co-develop educational and learning interventions which are applied to the industry to meet the specific requirements of the client.

The Institute is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act 1997, registration no 2004/HE07/003. The Institute is also accredited by the Council of Higher Education (CHE) and its qualifications are recorded with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


To cultivate managerial leaders


To contribute to the development of a sustainable society

Brand Promise

To co-create reality

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MSc in Management of Technology and Innovation

Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Lethabong

This Master of Science (MSc) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation is targeted at senior and executive management. The programme is based on course work and a major research topic. [+]

(MOTI) NQF LEVEL 8 (NEW HEQSF: NQF LEVEL 9) This Master of Science (MSc) qualification in the Management of Technology and Innovation is targeted at senior and executive management. The programme is based on course work and a major research topic. Candidates are expected to do a literature research on the most expert views of authors writing on the research topic and use this newly acquired knowledge and skills to solve a work related problem. DEMAND The qualification is specifically designed to enable members of an organisation to realise their true potential by - developing them to lead multi-discipline teams tasked to facilitate business improvement and socioeconomic transformation - acquiring the competence to lead a system (resources) and to develop technology and innovation related activities to meet their business objectives - providing personal development opportunities for them to contribute significantly to the development of wealth within the South African economy. PURPOSE People who achieve this qualification will be able to: - initiate organisational change - integrate systemic principles in solving organisational problems - incorporate the management of technology, the management of innovation and the management of people principles into business planning processes - transform communities by initiating sustainable development initiatives. Requirements Previous Academic Qualifications: 1. Relevant NQF 7 (New HEQSF: NQF Level 8) Qualification Appropriate Work Experience (years): 5 Employer Support: General Conditions: None 2. Not Equivalent to NQF 7 (New HEQSF: NQF Level 8) Qualification: Appropriate Work Experience (years): 7 Employer Support: Detailed assessment Conditions: Provisional approval for admission to the programme on the following conditions: - Evidence of relevant publications, presentations or relevant working experience that could be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning at NQF Level 7 (New HEQSF Level 8). - Registration for the Da Vinci Research Workshops. The acceptance of a Research Proposal will convert your provisional approval to full approval into the programme. [-]

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The Da Vinci Institute
16 Park Ave

Lethabong, 1609 ZA