Critical analysis of the post-apartheid South African Government's discourse on infromation and communication technologies (ICTs), poverty and development

Moodley, Gunasagren (2005-12)

Thesis (PhD (School of Public Management and Planning ))—University of Stellenbosch, 2005.


This study comprises a discursive analysis of the underlying assumptions, rhetorical devices and the latent agendas masked within: (i) the burgeoning international ICT, poverty and development literature; (ii) the policy agendas of the major players in international development; and (iii) the ICT, poverty and development discourse of the post-apartheid South African government. The aim of the study is to move beyond the current enthusiasm for derivative description and technological determinism, and to introduce a deeper, more balanced understanding of the relationship between ICT, poverty and development.

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