28 Jan 2022

The MTV Staying Alive Foundation (MTV-SAF) is pleased to announce that Stephanie Ndlovu, who joined the MTV-SAF Board in July 2019, has agreed to take on the role of co-Chair of the Foundation.

As we expand our work in sub-Saharan Africa, including through registering the charity in South Africa, the board recognized the importance of Stephanie’s unique knowledge and perspectives, developed from playing the role of ‘Tsholo’ in MTV Shuga: Down South (Season 1) and from working as an advocate and ambassador for MTV-SAF since 2016. Stephanie will work alongside MTV-SAF’s Chair, Ben Plumley, as we undertake our most ambitious program of activities to-date and achieve a lasting impact on the health and wellbeing of young people all over the world.’

Stephanie Ndlovu says: “MTV Staying Alive has been at the heart of my professional life ever since I got the role of Tsholo in the first series of MTV Shuga: Down South. I am always so proud to represent the organization and I look forward to my new role with real excitement for what we can, and will achieve.”

Ben Plumley, MTV-SAF’s Co-Chair, added: “This is a really ambitious period for MTV Staying Alive, when we will reach more young people, across more countries, with more diverse messaging than ever before. Stephanie brings passion and a deep knowledge of our work, and I’m so happy to be working with her.”