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Over the years, I’ve written for online and print publications including Bizcommunity, Business Day, Destiny, Do It Now, Family Holiday and Leisure, Financial Mail, Finweek, GQ, Khumula, Mail and Guardian, Sawubona, The Times, The Sunday Times, Toastmaster, and Travel Ideas. I also won a Writer of the Year award in 2012.

Travel/Leisure

I’ve written about many of my personal holidays, including Colombia, Egypt, and Oudebosch. I am also a member of the The International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association and have been on several media trips:

  • MSC Sinfonia trip to Walvis Bay (3 December 2012 to 7 December 2012)
  • Legacy Hotels trip to Swakopmund (13 September 2014 to 16 September 2014)
    • Business Day
    • Family Holiday and Leisure (PDF) – publishing in March 2015
    • Travel Ideas (PDF) – publishing in August 2015
  • MSC Opera trip to Portuguese Islands (7 November 2014 to 10 November 2014)
    • Family Holiday and Leisure (PDF) – publishing in June 2015
    • Go (PDF) – publishing in April 2015
    • Sawubona (PDF) – publishing in April 2015
    • Travel Ideas (PDF) – publishing in May 2015
  • Legacy Hotels overnight at The PortsWood (6 December 2014)
    • Business Day / Financial Mail – coming soon!

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Food/Events

I won the first Eat Out review of the month competition. Here’s a taste of my writing on food and events:

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Marketing/Media

After being selected as one of the first guest bloggers for the World Advertising Research Centre, I published almost twenty articles (one of which won a Synovate Thought Leader Award). Here’s a little more:

Movies/TV

I love movies. I love TV. And now I get to write about it!

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Music

I studied piano for eight years in school and four years in university, graduating with a distinction from the South African College of Music (part of the University of Cape Town). Throughout my studies, I learned the importance of discipline in rigorous routines, time management in juggling other responsibilities, patience in achieving my goals, and the need for passion in all I do.

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Theatre

I am a judge for the prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards (Cape Town’s version of the Tony Awards) and winner of a Silver Award (Special Merit for Online Innovation) at the South African Arts Journalist of the Year in 2014.

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Books

In my role as role as Senior Writer at Cognician Software, an online learning and coaching company, I released The Monumental Life, an online personal development course based on over a decade of my active research into the art and science of self-growth. As one user said: “I’m very impressed with Cognician. I signed up and started going through The Monumental Life. I found myself being more introspective and more appreciative of my life. It’s nice to see a start-up tackling not only a difficult problem, but one that could create significant positive effects for users.”

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Q&A:

  • Chris Guillebeau (interviews me about my quest to read the 100 greatest books of all time)

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Conclusion

If you’d like to hire me or invite me to your event, please email hello [at] eugeneyiga [dot] com.

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