The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) is set to launch at the end of January with new episodes following every Friday. RHOD is the 24th International instalment of the Real Housewives franchise which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. The new show is set to build popularity with, of course, the ‘housewives’ going wild: while lavish lifestyles, high fashion, and parenting challenges will certainly be on the menu, and all these queens have their own business empires too.
Nonkanyiso Conco owns beauty brand Laconco Naturals; Ayanda Ncwane is CEO of Ncwane Communications and president of The Africa Gospel Awards; Sorisha Naidoo, a former Miss India South Africa, imports around 25 beauty products through her company SSBO; Kgomotso Ndungane owns an event and floral business called Oak Celebrations and recently launched her own luxury home, body and bath product line, Lelapa; Nonku Williams is founder of Ashes to Beauty Winery and has business interests in construction; and Annie Ludick owns Durban’s luxury beauty salon Annaesthetic, as well as an events and marketing company and a dance agency.
“We believe Showmax is a powerful platform for sharing African stories,” says Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO for General Entertainment and Connected Video.