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.

As the head of World Wide Worx research organization, Goldstuck has led groundbreaking research into ICT issues such as the effect of IT on businesses, how mobile technologies play a role in businesses and government as well as technological challenges of the financial services sector.

Recognised as the country’s leading technology writer, Arthur Goldstuck is the author of the South African best-seller, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet, and The Art of Business on the Internet, and a number of other novels.

Goldstuck was the winner of the online category in the Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year awards in 2003, as well as runner-up in the lifestyle category in 2002 and business magazine category in 2004.

Arthur Goldstuck established the first benchmarks for web site evaluation in South Africa. He leads a team of usability experts that advise on the usability and strategy of web sites. In June 2002, he represented South Africa as a judge for the Interactive category of the Cannes International Advertising festival in France, and thereafter in 2003 a judge in the online category for the London International Advertising Festival.

 

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