Teenage band, Kwini Kuza, are making waves on the SA music scene

Kwini Kuza 2 - Credit Hart Media

Kwini Kuza are making waves on the South African music scene. Photo: Hart Media

A GROUP of teenage prodigies from Durban and the North Coast is making waves on the South African music scene, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Kwini Kuza, which is made up of singers and musicians aged between 13 and 14, formed in February 2016 and have  performed around KwaZulu-Natal, including at the Ballito Pro, White Mountain Festival, KZN Music Imbizo, Awesome Ilembe Music Festival, Shisa Nyama Festival, Zini Music Festival and Tongaat Charity Fair. Continue reading

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


‘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