Community screening of African social awareness series


The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and the
University of the Western Cape (UWC) host a screening of Shuga, a social
empowerment series set in Kenya, at the Eerste River Multi-Purpose Centre on
Monday 9 December from 17h00.

The Eerste River community, situated outside of Cape Town, is in need of
intervention and transformation, as HIV and other social problems are prevalent
issues in the area.

Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town; Georgia Arnold, executive
director of the MTV Staying Alive Foundation; Prof Brian O’Connell, rector and
vice chancellor at UWC; James Maloney, South African representative for the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); Dr James Lees from UWC;
and various national and international stakeholders will attend the screening,
furthering their commitment to change the course of the HIV epidemic in South

Also scheduled to attend is Nigerian actor and musician Ikubese Emmanuel
Ifeanyichukwu, who features in the series.

MTV Base VJ Sizwe Dhlomo will MC the event where guests will be treated to a
spit braai followed by a screening of the first three episodes of Season Three.

Shuga aims to raise awareness among the youth about HIV prevention and
other public health issues by presenting compelling stories with a focus on
sexual health.

Directed by Nigerian Biyi Bandele, the new season of Shuga has premiered to 52
territories in sub-Saharan African on MTV Base.

Visit www.Shuga.TV for more information.


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