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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.
Ready to Rockville
Ready to Rockville

With a name like Johnny Ray, perhaps it's not surprising that he became a musician. And yet the composer's path to his passion was a long and winding road.

By Eugene Yiga 29 Aug 2014 10:51

Home sweet Hemelhuijs
Home sweet Hemelhuijs

Ever since it opened back in October 2010, Hemelhuijs has been a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery (a finalist for Eat Out's Boschendal Style Award) once again.

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2014 12:42

Oscar winner
Oscar winner

South African actress Sandra Prinsloo, perhaps best known for her role as Kate Thomson in the 1980 film The Gods Must Be Crazy, chats about her early career, memorable experiences, and the new production of her award-winning play.

By Eugene Yiga 15 Aug 2014 11:58

Sevruga with a smile
Sevruga with a smile

"There is only one reason to go to the V&A Waterfront, which is overpriced and has the feel of a giant globalised shopping mall," wrote The New York Times a few years ago: "Sevruga."

By Eugene Yiga 14 Aug 2014 14:08

Western Cape dominates Inter-Hotel Challenge
Western Cape dominates Inter-Hotel Challenge

When Showcook.com editor Annette Kesler began the Cape Legends Inter-Hotel Challenge, her goal was simple: to create and facilitate an opportunity for young talent to shine.

By Eugene Yiga 8 Aug 2014 11:25

Pott of gold
Pott of gold

What do Paul Potts, Amira Willighagen and James Bhemgee have in common? Despite coming from different parts of the world, the three talent show winners are set to perform together on stage.

By Eugene Yiga 7 Aug 2014 13:30

Prime time
Prime time

South African rock band Prime Circle chats about their new album and upcoming tour.

By Eugene Yiga 24 Jul 2014 11:11

Still tickling the ivories
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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

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