Thuso Mbedu. Picture: Supplied
Award-winning educational drama series, MTV Shuga which airs on MTV Base, DStv channel 322, invites all young aspiring South African actors to audition.   

The 2018 MTV Shuga public auditions will take place on Saturday,  August 25,  at Zone 6 Venue in Johannesburg, followed by the eThekwini audition on August 26, at Olive Convention Centre in Durban. 
Aspiring young actors who can’t do live auditions at the venue have an option to audition online. 

Digital auditions are currently open, and submissions will be accepted until 23:59 on Saturday, September 1. The entry mechanism for online auditions is simple and full instructions can be found on
The final cast for MTV Shuga: Down South will be announced in time for production to begin in the Spring 2018 - building up to the new season in the first quarter of 2019.

“After being thoroughly impressed by the acting performances during the first season of MTV Shuga: Down South, we are thrilled to be taking our search for talent even further; our aim is to discover not just a new lead actor for MTV Shuga, but have them play a pivotal role in contributing to the impact that MTV Shuga makes across the continent,” commented Georgia Arnold Executive Director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation.
MTV Shuga’s Pan-African journey is entering its 7th season and has seen the show set in Kenya (Seasons 1-2), Nigeria (Seasons 3, 4, 6) and now returns to South Africa, following a dramatic fifth season in 2017 that took fans on an emotional rollercoaster.
Monde Twala, Vice President of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa's BET, Youth & Music added: “MTV Shuga continues to deliver groundbreaking content for the youth, by the youth. MTV Base is excited to be part of this life-changing opportunity that drives engagement with young people on the social issues they face daily. The series Pan-African appeal makes it unique, and this is an opportunity to showcase local talent, while affecting real impact.”
Audition venue details are:
Time: 8:30-15:30
Venue: Zone 6, The Venue, 28 Blackchain Shopping Centre, Soweto
Time: 8:30-15:30
Venue: Olive Convention Centre, 81 Somtseu Road, North Beach, Durban