Hard-hitting contemporary drama puts the spotlight on vulnerable African teens

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‘MTV Shuga: Down South’ stars Samkelisiwe Makhoba as Khensani and Stephanie Sandows as Tsholo.

An irresponsible teen mom. A predatory teacher. An ambitious hostess. A conflicted adolescent struggling to understand his identity. A neglected trophy wife. A pregnant schoolgirl. A possessive boyfriend. A ruthless entrepreneur.

These are just some of the faces of MTV Shuga: Down South, the 12- part new drama series from MTV Staying Alive Foundation and MTV Base. The show premieres on Wednesday, 8 March on MTV Base (South Africa) on at 9.30pm CAT and on MTV Base (rest of Africa) at 10.05pm WAT. Continue reading

Powerful new one-hander, ‘The Power To, by Pranesh Maharaj heads to Durban

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PRANESH Maharaj, the actor who brought you Bhagwan gave me this life, comedies like Yamla Pagla and DocuTheatre in Late night with Mohammed Rafi and Remember Mukesh is staging the one-man show, The Power To, at the Stanmore Regional Hall on Friday, December 9 and at the Sri Sanatan Mandir Temple Hall on December 10. Continue reading

Durban’s rising talent will be on show the DUT DigiFest

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Graphic design students will exhibit their work-in-progress portfolios, which embrace a wide range of digital mediums for design of print or online publications, websites, online apps, animation, advertising, stationery, or other forms of visual communication at the DUT DigiFest which takes place on September 9 and 10 at DUT’s City Campus. Pictured here going digital is graphic design student Xabisa Xolo.

 

DURBAN University of Technology’s will be hosting its third annual DigiFest on September 9 and 10 at the university’s city campus in Durban.

The two-day event will include a series of live art activations, exhibitions, panel discussions, workshops, music, theatre, poetry, comedy and dance. Continue reading