To say that she lives a life akin to royalty is almost an understatement.

When Shauwn Mkhize walks into the room, she commands attention. Well, when you arrive in a Lamborghini, Maserati, Rolls Royce, or any of the other luxury vehicles in her garage, you’re bound to have all eyes fixed on you.

Shauwn is a Durban businesswoman and daughter of ANC veteran Flora Mkhize whose political connections have catapulted her into the A-listers of Mzansi and highest echelons of society. She’s known for hosting galas at her La Lucia mansion – with 24-hour security personnel on site – which are attended by the who’s who of South Africa.

In her reality show she’s living her best life post-divorce and we see her going to Home Affairs to legally reclaim her maiden name Mkhize; she’s no longer Shauwn Mpisane, wife of Sbu Mpisane. She’s getting back her identity and no longer wants to be known simply as a mother to her musician son Andile, and fitness bunny daughter Sbahle.


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The first episode alone caused a Twitter storm with everyone bowing down for the house that, according to the Twitter streets, is bigger than Sandton City.

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Shauwn Mkhize herself was praised for her business acumen; she’s just ventured into sports and bought a stake in an up-and-coming soccer team that, in her own words, will compete at national level.


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Shauwn, just like Cardi B, is making money moves and we are here for it.


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