MTVBase Presenter Search

MTVBase talent scouts are to hold auditions in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg this month (July 2012), with one lucky winner walking away with a dream job in entertainment... being an MTVBase VJ!!

The new VJ will become one of the key faces of the music network, hosting programmes on MTV Base as well as interviewing stars, MC-ing entertainment events, walking the red carpet and travelling all over the continent.

Celebrity judges analyzing the contestants on their potential to be an MTV VJ will be SABC Live presenter Bonang Matheba, Hip-Hop star HHP, TV presenter and DJ Azania Mosaka and MTV Creative Director Tim Horwood

The MTV Base VJ Search auditions will kick off simultaneously in Durban and Cape Town at 9:00 am on Saturday 14 July, before moving onto Johannesburg on 21 July.

Registration opens at 9:00 am in each location.

Auditions will be on a first come, first served basis so applicants are encouraged to arrive early.

Saturday 14 July - Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Durban

Saturday 14 July - Cape Gate Shopping District, Cape Town

Saturday 21 July - Viacom International Media Networks Africa, 1 Saxon Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg


  • South Africans aged between 18-25, 
  • Speak fluent English 
  • Have a clean criminal record. 

Applicants must be available to participate in the elimination phases of the competition between 24-28 July 2012.

Prior presenting or TV experience is not required. For full terms and conditions, or to download the registration form, please go to and follow the links to the MTV Base VJ Search-page.

The MTV Base VJ Search will air weekly on MTV Base from Tuesday 7 August 2012 with the Grand Finale in October 2012.


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