BIO: Toby Shapshak

2010-08-03 12:13

Special Report

BIO: Clay Shirky
BIO: Clay Shirky

Clay is a provocative new voice on all things Internet: economics and culture, media and community, and the open source movement.

Toby Shapshak is the editor of Stuff magazine  and a columnist for The Times newspaper. He has been the Mail & Guardian's technology (three times) and sports editor (twice), ran the M&G website when it was the first news site in Africa, covered the Truth Commission and shadowed Nelson Mandela when he was president.

A former senior newspaper reporter covering everything from crime to politics he has been writing about technology, the internet and the impact it has on our lives for more than 10 years ago for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times, Business Day, Mail & Guardian, ThisDay, The Financial Mail and The Weekender. He broke the Hansie Cronje "the devil made me do it story" for the M&G.

In 2009 Shapshak, who was the ICT Journalist of the Year for 2002, was named in GQ's top 30 men in media and the M&G's 300 influential young South Africans list.

He was a contributing editor and Joburg bureaux chief for GQ magazine for nearly ten years and was digital publisher of media giant Avusa’s magazine division, for whom he launched Stuff in 2007. He is a contributing editor to Business Day’s Wanted magazine.

He continues to run his own company, Maven Media, where he has managed major website projects and published numerous magazines for blue chip clients. These include Nokia, FirstRand Group, MultiChoice, Microsoft, Internet Solutions, Accenture, Absa Bank, Edgars, Incredible Connection and Netstar. Maven Media have also managed the official host country World Summit on Sustainable Development website for South Africa and redesigned the entire Standard Bank website's content, including several other divisions.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

linking and moving

2015-04-22 07:36

linking and moving

2015-04-22 07:36


24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.