Vision and Mission


To be a leading training, research and diagnostic resource for the crocodile and ostrich industry nationally and Africa and recognised internationally.


  • To provide scientific support in the local beneficiation of exotic leather industry throughout the value chain and thereby increasing the industry’s contribution towards skills development, job creation and increased export earnings;
  • To establish a national research capacity in crocodile health, welfare and production;
  • To provide high quality internationally accepted research throughout the value chain of exotic leather production and in the manufacture and trade in exotic leather-goods with an initial focus on crocodiles;
  • To provide human resource development both upstream and downstream in the exotic leather industry; and
  • To develop norms and standards that meet international standards of production, manufacture and trade in exotic leather and leather-goods.


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