- The Real Housewives of Durban S4 premieres 9 February 2024 on Showmax
- Featuring Africa’s two longest-serving housewives
- Introducing three new housewives
The Real Housewives of Durban is back for its highly anticipated fourth season, premiering on 9 February 2024. The newest season makes the Showmax Original the longest-running The Real Housewives franchise in Africa.
Returning for Season 4 are original housewives Nonku Williams and Sorisha Naidoo. Jojo Robinson returns for her third season, while Maria Valaskatzis and Slindile Wendy Ndlovu return for their second. Ameigh Sibahle Thompson, Nqobile “Angel” Ndlela and Zamaswazi Ngcobo join The Real Housewives of Durban for the first time.
Sam Kelly, executive producer at Let It Rain Films, says, “The new season of The Real Housewives of Durban is going to be bigger and better. We have the OGs you have come to know and love and we have three new women who are going to bring something different to the franchise. Over the past seasons, we have been aiming to tell stories that audiences relate to. The essence of the show is real and that is why viewers fall in love with these women, because they can see themselves in their personal stories, journeys, triumphs and struggles.”
Meet the cast members:
Ameigh Sibahle Thompson
Ameigh Thompson, aka Amanda Sosibo, is a mother of two and a maritime graduate who works in the pharmaceutical industry but is currently on a much-needed break. Ameigh is also the founder of the Fundisiwe Foundation, named after her late mother.
As a new cast member, Ameigh believes that she has a lot to bring to the show. “I decided to join The Real Housewives of Durban because I absolutely love trying new things. I also wanted to experience this and to challenge myself. I believe being a part of the franchise will not only present many opportunities but will also take me out of my comfort zone.”
Nqobile “Angel” Ndlela
Born and bred in Howick, Angel Ndlela now lives in Umhlanga. She holds an honours degree in Industrial Organisational Psychology. She is a serial entrepreneur with business interests in construction, taxis, manufacturing and fashion design. An aspiring musician, host and social influencer, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is also pursuing a career in the same field.
“I joined the show because I feel like this is the right time for me,” says Angel. “I am in a good space and I want to introduce myself to the world. I know that The Real Housewives of Durban has a big fanbase and when the opportunity came, I just had to grab it with both hands.”
At 29 years old, Angel is the youngest member of the cast. “I would like to share my journey into marriage and motherhood with the fans of the show.”
Radio and TV personality Zama Ngcobo grew up in Eshowe in Zululand. Having worked on some of the biggest platforms the industry can offer, she joined The Real Housewives because she loves a challenge: “I have had an illustrious career and I have done almost everything except reality TV. So when the call came, I knew that it was something that I am supposed to do, to tap into a new industry and diversify my portfolio, even though so many people warned me against reality TV.”
The Real Housewives is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Other Showmax Originals include editions in Abuja, Lagos and Nairobi. Showmax is also the streaming home of the Cape Town, Gqeberha, Johannesburg, and Wynlande franchises.