Toby Shapshak is publishing editor of Stuff magazine. Email Toby at or follow him on Twitter at @shapshak.
Toby Shapshak is publishing editor of Stuff magazine. 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, The Times, ThisDay, Financial Mail and The Weekender.
He is a contributing editor to Business Day's Wanted magazine.
Shapshak has been the technology editor for several newspapers, including the Mail & Guardian, for whom he was sports editor twice. He ran the M&G website when it was the first news site in Africa, shadowed Nelson Mandela when he was president and covered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
In 2009 Shapshak was named in GQ's top 30 men in media and the M&G's 300 influential young South Africans list. He was the ICT Journalist of the Year for 2002.
GQ said: "Shapshak has become the most high-profile technology journalist in the country" while the M&G wrote: "Toby Shapshak is all things tech. As the editor of Stuff magazine... he reigns supreme as the major talking head for everything and anything tech."
Email Toby at or follow him on Twitter at @shapshak.
[Toby Shapshak] There is universal agreement that this is likely to be the year of the cloud, the mobile, Africa's emergence as a new economic region, the year of the tablet and the app economy too. Here are 12 tech trends for 2012.
[Toby Shapshak] There's a new battle in the mobile market, a "war of ecosystems", according to Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who was forced to defend his company's unprecedented tie-up with arch enemy Microsoft.
[Toby Shapshak] If 2010 was the year of the apps (as I wrote this time last year), then 2011 will be the year of the tablet. Last year was supposed to be the year of the tablet (after Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer showed off an HP Slate in January) but it was really the year of the iPad.
[Toby Shapshak] The old and the new sat side by side last week and probably didn't even know it. In one wing of the Cape Town International Convention Centre was AfricaCom, the big cellphone-industry conference, and in another was the MPASA Media Summit, looking at the future of magazines, organised by the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa.