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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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

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

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