Toby Shapshak

Toby Shapshak is a journalist from South Africa and was the ICT Journalist of the Year in 2002. He is the editor and publisher of the South African edition of Stuff magazine and he co-hosts a live weekly television show on CNBC Africa and writes a weekly column for the Financial Mail. Formerly a senior newspaper reporter covering everything from crime to politics, he has bone writing about innovation, telecoms and the internet and the impact it has on Africa for morethan 15 years.

A graduate of Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1992, one of his first jobs was to shadow Nelson Mandela have when was president, and to cover the Truth and Reconciliation Commission .

Shapshak is a honored thought leader and speaker in the worlds of African technology and business, speaking at events zoals TED , SxSW , Tech4Africa and Germany’s Zukunftskongress (Future Congress).


  1. Jump up^ “You Do not Need an App For That” . TED . TED . Retrieved 1 July 2013 .
  2. Jump up^ “Toby Shapshak the 2002 overall winner of the third annual Telkom Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Journalist of the Year Awards” . BizCommunity.
  3. Jump up^ “Toby Shapshak Shadows Nelson Mandela” . TEDxGetaway . Louis Philippe.
  4. Jump up^ Toby, Shapshak. “Africa not just a mobile-first continent – it’s mobile only” . CNN . CNN . Retrieved 14 October 2014 .
  5. Jump up^ Shapshak, Toby (20 March 2014). “Pattern Recognition: Sharing too much?” . Financial Mail. Financial Mail . Retrieved 20 March 2014 .
  6. Jump up^ “Mail & Guardian Influential Young South Africans” . Mail & Guardian. 12 June 2009 . Retrieved 12 June 2009 .