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Eugene Yiga is a reformed accountant, now living it up as an entertainment writer (and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards board member) in Cape Town.

He also writes about personal development and is on a quest to read the 100 greatest books of all time before he turns 30.

Follow @eugeneyiga on Twitter or by email to say, um, hello.
Still tickling the ivories

South African entertainer Jonathan Roxmouth chats about being back at the piano in the 20th anniversary production of A Handful of Keys.

By Eugene Yiga 15 Jul 2014 11:11

Celebrating 20 years of an iconic blend

Most people will remember 2014 as the year that South Africa celebrated two decades of democracy, but it also happens to be a special year for a special wine.

By Eugene Yiga 26 Jun 2014 11:00

Lost and found

South African theatre luminary John Kani chats about writing and starring in his latest play.

By Eugene Yiga 23 Jun 2014 12:40

Cirque de la Symphonie back in SA

Following its sold-out debut in Johannesburg and Cape Town last year, Cirque de la Symphonie returns to South Africa with performances in Cape Town this weekend and Johannesburg next week.

By Eugene Yiga 19 Jun 2014 09:39

The British are coming

Oliver Baines, founder of the British classical-pop group Blake, chats about their upcoming South African tour.

By Eugene Yiga 18 Jun 2014 10:35

In fine spirits

With Mi Casa live on stage, ProVerb as MC, and over 50 top brandies there for the tasting, Fine Brady Fusion had all the right ingredients for a great night out.

By Eugene Yiga 4 Jun 2014 11:51

Let them eat Zakes

South African writer Zakes Mda chats about his play, The Mother of All Eating.

By Eugene Yiga 30 May 2014 11:10

The master of his plate

Former IT specialist Deena Naidoo chats about his experiences since winning the first season of MasterChef SA.

By Eugene Yiga 28 May 2014 10:49

The long and wining road

Mae West once said that too much of a good thing is wonderful. Perhaps she was referring to a Stellenbosch wine-tasting tour?

By Eugene Yiga 22 May 2014 12:09

Hearty Italian cuisine at Balducci's

Winter is coming and I can't think of a better way to fight the cold than with some hearty Italian cuisine.

By Eugene Yiga 14 May 2014 10:53

Are you addicted to the news?

"We have a right to know!" That was the basic argument against the Secrecy Bill. But what exactly does this mean?

By Eugene Yiga 6 May 2014 06:53

The show must go on

Albert Horne, Chorus Master and Music Assistant of Cape Town Opera, chats about celebrating the company's 15th anniversary by restaging its highly acclaimed production of Show Boat.

By Eugene Yiga 5 May 2014 09:27

You can ring my Beluga

Since its relaunch in 2006, Beluga has grown into one of South Africa's top restaurants.Even though my friend and I had an early dinner reservation on a public holiday, the cobbled outdoor terrace was packed when we arrived.

By Eugene Yiga 30 Apr 2014 09:21

Good sports

Two years after their shenanigans in Funny Business, comedians Alan Committie and Robert Fridjhon tackle the topic of rugby in A Load of Bull.

By Eugene Yiga 29 Apr 2014 09:42

Remembrance of things past

After its successful performances at the Suidoosterfees and University of Stellenbosch's Wordfees earlier this year, Cheaper than Roses comes to Cape Town's Baxter Theatre for a limited season.

By Eugene Yiga 24 Apr 2014 10:54

Joe of all trades

Cape Town comedians David Isaacs and Oscar Petersen are back with the latest instalment of Joe Barber. The show, named after Isaacs's actual barbershop of the same name, began back in 1999 and is still going strong after 15 years.

By Eugene Yiga 23 Apr 2014 15:21

Dirty sexy funny

Jack Hardcastle may not exist, but that hasn't stopped him from writing Dirty Words, a hilarious new comedy about sex.

By Eugene Yiga 22 Apr 2014 08:52

One hell of a show

Following his award-winning performance over a decade ago, Graham Clarke revives his role in The Devil and Billy Markham.

By Eugene Yiga 14 Apr 2014 11:07

Coming up for air

Graham Russell, singer-songwriter and guitarist in soft rock duo Air Supply, chats about Rod Stewart and paths in the jungle.

By Eugene Yiga 11 Apr 2014 10:10

Holding out for a hero

Ahead of its run at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, a new story about an everyday hero premieres at Cape Town's Kalk Bay Theatre.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Apr 2014 16:23

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