The 2018 MTV Shuga public auditions will start on Saturday, August 25, at Zone 6 Venue in Johannesburg, followed by the eThekwini audition on August 26, at Olive Convention Centre in Durban.

The award-winning educational drama series, which airs on MTV Base, DStv channel 322, invited all young and aspiring South African actors to audition for a role in the show.

For those who can’t do the live audition, there’s provision for an online audition which is currently ongoing and will run until 23:59 on Saturday, September 1. The entry process for online auditioning is simple and straightforward. Full instructions can be found on

The final cast for MTV Shuga: Down South is expected to be announced in time for production to begin in the Spring 2018 – in a build up to the new season in the first quarter of 2019.

MTV Shuga, also known as Shuga, is a television drama series that was first aired in November 2009 on MTV Base as part of an initiative dubbed “MTV Staying Alive Ignite!”

The new version is a multimedia campaign which educates youths on HIV, safe sex and teen pregnancy. It also touches on maternal and child health, family planning, gender-based violence, and women empowerment

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