Matthew Buckland, South African internet entrepreneur and businessman, Died at 44

Matthew Buckland was born on August 22, 1974, and died on April 23, 2019.

He was a South African Internet entrepreneur.

Matthew Buckland was the founder and exited digital agency and publisher Creative Spark, acquired in 2015 by UK firm M&C Saatchi PLC (LSE: SAA), the holding group of M&C Saatchi.

He also founded Burn Media, a suite of technology publishing brands which includes Memeburn,,, and others.

Previously, he was the head of the online division of the Mail & Guardian, thereafter he started 20fourlabs at Naspers’, the largest South African online news publisher, owned by Naspers.

While at the Mail and Guardian Buckland established Thought Leader.

In 2015 he was chosen as an “Ace of Digital”, taking a seat with performing artist Idris Elba for a “Question and answer session”.

He had contemplated news-casting at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

He worked in London for the BBC’s then-business web arm, as a designer, and after that a web improvement maker.

Buckland then later functioned as the Internet manager for prime-time TV appear, Carte Blanche, before getting to be Managing Director of Mail and Guardian’s online division.

Buckland is the oldest child of Andrew Buckland and Janet Buckland, an unmistakable South African acting family.

Buckland lives in Cape Town with his better half and two girls.

Matthew Buckland passed away at 44 years old.