Touching tributes for digital pioneer Matthew Buckland

SA digital media entrepreneur Matthew Buckland died of cancer at 44.
SA digital media entrepreneur Matthew Buckland died of cancer at 44.
Image: via Twitter/ @matthewbuckland

Tributes have been pouring after the death of one of SA's digital media pioneers, Matthew Buckland. 

Buckland made a name for himself in technology and business after founding a digital agency called Creative Spark and setting up the online division for the Mail&Guardian newspaper. 

News of Buckland's death broke on Tuesday after the 44-year-old succumbed to cancer, News24 reported. 

Buckland founded a technology publishing company called Burn Media in 2010 and has since played his role in the start-up industry through investment, mentorship and entrepreneurship. 

Buckland leaves his wife and two children. Industry peers and friends took to social media to remember Buckland for his impact in media and business.


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