Arthur Goldstuck

About Arthur Goldstuck

About Arthur Goldstuck

Born in Trompsburg, Free State, Arthur Goldstuck is a popular icon in South Africa as a journalist, media analyst and speaker.

Arthur Goldstuck heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, leading groundbreaking market research into how change is affecting business and society, and presents his findings and insights to audiences across the globe. World Wide Worx produces the most widely accepted statistics for Internet use in South Africa, and has conducted research across Africa since 2001, unraveling the complexities of operating on the continent.

Goldstuck is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator, providing understanding of technology issues to local and international media. In 2013, the Institute of IT Professionals of South Africa presented him with the Distinguished Service in ICT Award, and made him an Honorary Fellow of the Institute.

As a journalist, Goldstuck was news editor of the Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian), SA correspondent for Billboard, and a freelance feature writer for the Times of London, among other. He publishes the online consumer technology magazine Gadget.co.za, and is author of 19 books. His weekly gadgets column is the most widely syndicated technology column in South Africa. He also writes a weekly trends column for Business Times in the Sunday Times, South Africa’s largest-circulation newspaper.

In 2014, the Minister of Communications appointed him to South Africa’s National Broadband Advisory Council, on which he served until the end of 2015. He is an international judge in the GSMA Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona and has judged the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards since 2011.

He provides strategic guidance to corporate executives in their use of social media, and offers virtual training to companies worldwide.

 

Professional Details

Current Position(s)

Director | Bandwith Barn (Pty) Limited
Cape Town | 2009 - present

Director | Born to Send
Johannesburg | 2006 - present

Managing Director | World Wide Worx (Pty) Limited
Johannesburg | 2001 - present

Director | The Mobile Institute
Johannesburg | 2001 - present

Editor | The Big Change
Johannesburg | 2001 - present

Editor-in-Chief | gadget.co.za
Johannesburg | 1998 - present

Previous Position(s)

Managing Director | Media Africa
Johannesburg | 1997 - 2001

Editor | PC Review
Johannesburg | 1995 - 1997

Correspondent | Billboard Magazine
Johannesburg | 1992 - 1998

Freelance Writer | SA and International Publications
1992 - 1997
Global

News Editor | Weekly Mail
Johannesburg | 1990 - 1992

Educational History

Tertiary

University of the Witwatersrand
Bachelor of Arts

Achivements

Awards

Runner-up, Business category | Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year Awards
Winner, Online category | Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year Awards
Runner-up, Lifestyle category | Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year Awards
Merit Award | Mondi Paper Awards for Magazine Journalists

Activities

Memberships

Science Fiction SA
Member

International Who's Who of Professionals
Member

Internet Society
Member