Lerato is a researcher at the South African National Space Agency. His current research interests are studying the emissions and distributions of greenhouse gases and aerosols globally and regionally. He further studies the impacts of climate, human health, air quality and environment due to the emissions. His work falls under a big umbrella of climate change. Lerato makes use of space borne, ground based and model data for his research. He has published several articles in accredited journals and has presented in numerous national and international conferences.