Thelma Oppelt is a researcher in the Inclusive Economic Development research programme at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Life Sciences from the University of Stellenbosch, as well as Honours and Masterís degrees in Psychology from the University of South Africa. She is currently completing a Ph.D. in Psychology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Nelson Mandela University. Ms Oppelt has participated in a number of important national research projects related to the social impact of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and, most recently, the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the regulation of gambling in South Africa. Ms Oppeltís most recent publications are on the SKA and Human Development.