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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Co-director Khayelihle Dominique Gumede on Tsotsi: The Musical

Cape Town Opera is set to debut a new musical based on Tsotsi.

By Eugene Yiga 1 Feb 2018

Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape

Established in 1682, Steenberg is the Cape's oldest farm. Fast-forward to the present day, and it's still going strong thanks to its luxurious offering for locals and tourists alike.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2017

Escape to Tintswalo Atlantic Hotel this Winter

It's hard to believe that it's been two years since Tintswalo Atlantic was almost destroyed in a Cape Town wildfire. If you visit the five-star boutique lodge today, you'll find a place that's risen from the ashes and resumed its position as one of the top spots for a luxury escape.

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jul 2017

Learn about whisky at Ginja Restaurant's Whisky Wednesday evenings

The Whisky Wednesday evening, hosted by Ginga Ginja Restaurant at Newmark's Victoria & Alfred Hotel at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, in its third and latest instalment, offers a five-course dinner paired with Three Ships Whisky, at a cost of R295.

By Eugene Yiga 12 Jul 2017

Q&A with Mohau Modisakeng about Lefa La Ntate exhibition

Lefa La Ntate, the critically acclaimed exhibition, is coming to the Standard Bank Gallery. Eugene Yiga spoke to artist Mohau Modisakeng to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 15 Jun 2017

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport offers a convenient and comfortable stay

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport is the perfect choice for travellers visiting Johannesburg for a quick stop...

By Eugene Yiga 19 May 2017

The mother of all beer

Motherland Brewers is serving up a selection of unique craft beers for the Cape Town crowd. Eugene Yiga spoke to owner Alitsair Kernick to find out more.

By Eugene Yiga 27 Mar 2017

Behind the Kirton at Foxcroft Restaurant

For some people, careers are a conscious choice. For Scot Kirton, the award-winning chef behind La Colombe and Foxcroft, the love for what he does made it hard to consider anything else, writes Eugene Yiga...

By Eugene Yiga 9 Mar 2017

Cape Wine Auction to support education

Eugene Yiga spoke to Andi Norton, who coordinates the beneficiaries of The Cape Wine Auction, to find out about the upcoming event which takes place on 10 and 11 February at the Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Feb 2017

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

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