Shuga Down South


Where to turn when a family member is abusive

In her most recent piece for MTV Shuga: Down South, Lesedi Thwala wants you to know the options available to you if you are being abused by a family member.

Lerato's 67 Minutes of Reflection

Lerato Walaza observed Mandela Day in her hometown of Pretoria where it dawned on her that South Africans still need a lot of guidance.

Get To Know The #MTVShugaComic Artists - Part 1

For her first ever #MTVShugaDS article, Thobile Mbele speaks to this year's #MTVShugaComic winners!

Circles: Is Leaving an Abusive Lover Enough?

Adebola Aduwo thinks there is more that should be done to stop abusers from affecting current and future victims.

GBV - How to Leave and Seek Help

Athandiwe Ntshinga is back with her latest article where she offers advice to victims in abusive relationships.

"I just found out my bae has a blesser..."

Q and Dineo's relationship on #MTVShugaDS was VERY different to the norm... Phumlani Kango gives us some advice on how to date someone knowing that they have a blesser on the side.

Siblings playing parents: How To Lessen The Load

Ipeleng wore many hats on #MTVShugaDS: She was an older sister who acted like a parent; a teenager who acted like an adult, and a student who had to work like an employee. Athandiwe Ntshinga takes a closer look at the challenges of child-parenting.

#MTVShugaComic: Meet Your Winners

MTV Shuga Down South opens up the industry once again!


After sharing part 1 of her season recap last week, Adebola Aduwo is back with part 2 of the full review of #MTVShugaDS Season 2. Find out what she thought of Q, Lemo, Ipeleng and Sol's adventures this season.

#MTVShugaComic - Meet the Judges

Here's what the #MTVShugaComic judges are looking for in the ideal illustrator...