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About Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur Goldstuck

Arthur Goldstuck was born in Trompsburg in the Free State. He is a popular South African icon as a journalist, media analyst and speaker. Arthur heads the World Wide Worx research organisation in which he leads ground-breaking market research to how change affects business and society and presents his findings and insights to audiences both locally and internationally. World Wide Worx is a producer of the most widely accepted statistics for Internet use in South Africa and has piloted research across the African continent since 2001, in which the complexities of operating on the continent is unravelled.

Arthur is an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator, in which he provides an understanding of technology issues to local and international media. The institute of IT Professionals of South Africa honoured him with the Distinguished Service in ICT Award and made him an honorary Fellow of the Institute in 2013.

Arthur has, as a journalist, worked as the news editor for the Weekly Mail, now known as the Mail and Guardian, as well as the SA correspondent for Billboard and freelance feature writer for the Times in London, among others. He also published the online consumer technology magazine, Gadget.co.za, and authored nineteen books. His weekly gadgets column is the most widely published technology column in South Africa. Additionally, he writes a weekly trends column for Business Times in the Sunday Times, which is South Africa’s largest circulating newspaper.

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

In other areas of Arthur’s profession, he provides strategic guidance to corporate executives in their use of social media and offers visual 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