Eugene graduated from the University of Cape Town with distinctions in financial accounting and classical piano. He then spent over two-and-half years working in branding and communications at two of South Africa's top market research companies. Eugene also spent over three-and-a-half years at an eLearning start-up, all while building his business as an award-winning writer.

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Rugby in style

I've lived in Newlands for over seven years, but despite being a three-minute walk from the iconic rugby stadium, I've never attended a game or had a reason to do so, until now.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Jun 2016


10 timeless marketing trends

Every year, industry experts tout their top trends. What's the best way to keep up with it all? Since you can only waste so many hours in a day, the best approach is to learn the lessons that last...

By Eugene Yiga 20 Jan 2016


Singin' in the Rain: Q&A with Bethany Dickson

Bethany Dickson, lead actress of the musical Singin' in the Rain, chats about her performing career.

By Eugene Yiga 11 Jan 2016


Spreading a love for Cape Town culture

Some talent show winners disappear into obscurity. Others, like Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Richard Loring, continue to find success.

By Eugene Yiga 27 Nov 2015


The Voice Clinic: in conversation with Monique Rissen-Harrisberg

Are you scared of public speaking? Do you need to improve your accent? Would you like to improve your confidence Monique Rissen-Harrisberg started The Voice Clinic to help you...

By Eugene Yiga 7 Oct 2015


Yes, we Kenned!

Every career has its ups and downs, as has been the case for actress and singer, Lynelle Kenned.

By Eugene Yiga 30 Sep 2015


Child's play

It all began when he was about five years old. This was when Emily Child saw a production of Oliver Twist that would have an impact on her for the rest of her life.

By Eugene Yiga 29 Sep 2015


Three simple steps to create words that win

The average person speaks over 15,000 words a day. But how much of what we hear (or read) do we remember? And are your words making an impact, or are they getting lost in all the 21st century noise?

By Eugene Yiga 9 Sep 2015


Heart of Redness

For the past decade, Soweto-born composer and librettist Neo Muyanga has been working together with Mark Fleishman, co-artistic director and executive trustee of Magnet Theatre.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Aug 2015


Celebrating 250 years of Hennessy

How did an Irishman and former officer in the army of King Louis XV create one of the finest French cognacs in the world? Finding the answer requires a 250-year journey back in time.

By Eugene Yiga 17 Aug 2015


Centrum Guardians: we CAN be heroes

Every day, South Africa's emergency and rescue personnel give 100% to saving lives. Not because it's their job, but because they believe that every single life is worth saving...

By Eugene Yiga 12 Aug 2015


Say olé in Camps Bay

When my friend and I arrived for dinner, we found the restaurant quiet for a Saturday night (and a nice change from the noise of the Camps Bay strip). Perhaps it was the early onset of winter, making this a chilly night. Or perhaps, with the restaurant only open for two months at the time, not many people were aware of the city's newest gem.

By Eugene Yiga 28 Jul 2015


Abalone House launches 'brandy bar'

"I'm delighted to be here," said Christelle Reade-Jahn, Director of the South African Brandy Foundation. "It's such a special evening, bringing together everything that's good in South Africa: good company, excellent conversation, fantastic brandies, and one of the best chefs in the country."

By Eugene Yiga 24 Jul 2015


Warming up winter at Terroir

If you're looking for hearty local cuisine to keep you warm this winter, look no further than Terroir.

By Eugene Yiga 21 May 2015


Tokara Deli-cious

The first time I went to Tokara, a wine estate somewhere between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, was for an outdoor wedding overlooking the mountains, vineyards, and olive groves.

By Eugene Yiga 11 May 2015


One&Only Cape Town: foodie heaven

TripAdvisor chose Cape Town as one of its top destinations for 2015. What better way to experience one of the best cities on the planet than by staying at one of Africa's best hotels?

By Eugene Yiga 4 May 2015


Sail away at the PortsWood Hotel

Given that it's located at the V&A Waterfront, perhaps it's not surprising that the PortsWood, one of two dozen Legacy Group hotels across Africa, has a nautical theme.

By Eugene Yiga 29 Apr 2015


On the brink of musical success

Robin Brink, drummer and percussionist for Beatenberg, chats about his musical inspirations and greatest moments as a band.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Apr 2015


Orchestra and opera unite

Last year marked the centenary of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, while the Cape Town Opera turned 15. This year sees the start of a new initiative to ensure both institutions keep making music in the Mother City and beyond.

By Eugene Yiga 26 Mar 2015


Celebrating five decades of theatre excellence

Fifty years ago, the Three Leaf Awards had six categories and 17 productions. Now, five decades later, the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards honoured excellence in theatre by dishing out prizes in 18 categories to 74 eligible productions.

By Eugene Yiga 24 Mar 2015

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