Shuga Down South


Dineo & Kwanele - Braam Diaries

    Heita #ShugaFam We're hitting the streets of Braam once more with Dineo & Kwanele!  Now, we love them both for wanting to p...

Reggie's Story - Living Your Truth

    Waddup #ShugaFam?! We know you enjoyed Reggie's coming-of-age story as much as we did. The Dogon unapologetically chose himself...

#MTVShugaDS S2 - Lunch with Dineo and Sol Ts & Cs

Terms and Conditions   Enter as many times as you like by posting your answer on the comments s...

Today She Rose - #IWD2020

This #IWD2020, Khadija, wrote a poem to celebrate all the women who shattered the ceiling of silence, those who rose up and spoke out against gender-based violence. #TodaySheRose!

How to involve men in the GBV conversation

There is a lot of info on what women and girls can do to fight and prevent gender-based violence and abuse. But, how can we involve men and boys in the conversation? One of our UNITAID blog competition winners, Mpho Mamabolo, has a few ideas:

How to Tell Your Child they are HIV Positive

After seeing the trauma Arabeng felt after her family decided to delay disclosing her status, Adebola has come up with some helpful advice for parents and guardians in this situation.

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.