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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Luke Dale-Roberts expands his culinary empire

One of the big winners at 2018's Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards was The Test Kitchen. Not only did the Cape Town restaurant rank second overall, but it also won the Eat Out Diners Club Award for Service Excellence...

By Eugene Yiga 21 Jan 2019

How to target LGBT travellers

Based on data from the Department of Commerce and Community Marketing Inc., the estimated annual economic impact of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) travellers is over $75bn per year in the US alone...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Jan 2019

Fighting the rise of workplace depression and suicide

A recent report from the CDC showed that the USA is in the grip of a sustained rise in the suicide rate for both sexes and across all age groups. From 1999 to 2014, the suicide rate rose by 24%. A database from the OECD also shows that the recent uptick is mirrored in Britain and the Netherlands, among other countries...

By Eugene Yiga 31 Dec 2018

RunwaySale's runaway success

RunwaySale was born from a love of affordable designer brands. The two dynamos behind this business combined their international experience to give South Africans access to premium brands...

By Eugene Yiga 13 Dec 2018

The Shortmarket Club expands with The Commissary

At the recent Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, The Shortmarket Club in Cape Town was ranked as one of the 20 best in the country...

By Eugene Yiga 12 Dec 2018

Hey Jude gets your to-do list done

Marcus Smith, founder and head architect of Hey Jude Technology, chats to Eugene Yiga about outsourcing to-do lists with his innovative app.

By Eugene Yiga 6 Dec 2018

Targeting Chinese tourists along their customer journey

Dr Berenice Pendzialek, a Chinese outbound tourism specialist, speaks to Eugene Yiga about China's technological trends and how to connect with Chinese tourists along different touchpoints of the customer journey...

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

Brian McKnight on performing and travelling

After more than a quarter century as a recording artist, Brian McKnight once again reinvigorated his approach to songwriting, recording, and performing...

By Eugene Yiga 4 Dec 2018

Celebrating South Africa's culinary rock stars at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

The annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards took place at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town on Sunday, 18 November 2018...

By Eugene Yiga 21 Nov 2018

Beth Diane Armstrong on her first major solo exhibition

Eugene Yiga speaks to 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist Beth Diane Armstrong. She recently presented in perpetuum, her first major solo exhibition from and the first cohesive body of work she's put together since 2011.

By Eugene Yiga 20 Nov 2018

Africa's first Radisson RED celebrates its first anniversary

Eugene Yiga talks to the curator of Radisson RED in Cape Town, Dale Simpson, about the new hotel...

By Eugene Yiga 14 Nov 2018

Travis Pastrana to open training centres around the world

Eugene Yiga chats to professional motorsports competitor and stunt performer Travis Pastrana about his championship career, family life, and more...

By Eugene Yiga 12 Nov 2018

Why Book Dash produces beautiful, proudly African storybooks

Book Dash is a non-profit organisation on a mission to make sure every child in South Africa owns 100 books by the age of five...

By Eugene Yiga 5 Nov 2018

All in the family - Bosman Family Vineyards

It's not easy living in the Karoo and having to bake your own bread because the nearest shop is so far away...

By Eugene Yiga 30 Oct 2018

Reel Gardening, inspiring South Africans to grow their own food

Reel Gardening recently won the Future-Agro Challenge: Agripreneur of the Year award. Here, Eugene Yiga speaks to founder Claire Reid to discover more...

By Eugene Yiga 18 Oct 2018

Snap, plant, grow - veggie gardening made simple with Sow Delicious

Vanessa Jacobs and her company Sow Delicious are making it easy for people to grow healthy, organic produce at home...

By Eugene Yiga 2 Oct 2018

The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all...

By Eugene Yiga 17 Sep 2018

The dti empowers local entrepreneurs

The Department of Trade & Industry (dti) is on a mission to make sure South Africa's economy grows in a way that benefits all citizens...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Sep 2018

Fleur le Cordeur: a business in bloom

Fleur le Cordeur is about blessing people on their special occasions - especially on their wedding day. The company loves everything about anything that grows from soil, and especially using these gifts from nature to bless people...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Sep 2018

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

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