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Lee-Roy Chetty

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Lee-Roy Chetty holds a Master's degree in Media studies from the University of Cape Town and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A two-time recipient of the National Research Fund Scholarship, he is currently completing his PhD at UCT and is the author of a book titled – Imagining Web 3.0 Follow him on Twitter @leeroy_chetty. He can also be contacted via e-mail at [email protected]

How poor is poor?

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor. — James A Baldwin Poverty and hunger remain a…

Filling in the gaps – understanding white space spectrum

Technological innovation and information communication technologies (ICTs) represent a way for developing world nations to foster economic growth and development, improve levels of education and…

Africa falling short on millennium goals

Despite Africa’s exponential economic growth and development over the past decade and additional support from the international donor community, progress and the realisation of achieving…

A vision for an African infrastructure agenda

The recognition that the African continent’s infrastructure gap still remains a development challenge has reached consensus among the international development community and African governments alike.…

The changing landscape of financial inclusion

Today, there is broad recognition that access to capital is only one of the inputs required for economic development and poverty alleviation. Furthermore, the marginalised…

Africa’s mobile revolution in education

For a continent that has historically been largely unconnected via land-based telecommunications, mobile telephony uptake over the last few years has been nothing short of…

The importance of technology for education

In a globalised economy with a high degree of competition among countries, the success of a nation depends on the educational level of its workforce.…