Mandela's granddaughters get their own reality TV show
October 4, 2011
Nelson Mandela changed the course of history when he led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and became the first president of the united, democratic nation. Now, his family will be using his fame to further their own, in the name of charity and good intentions. Three of Mandela's granddaughters will be starring in their own reality TV show, but they promise to be nothing like the Kardashian family, according to The Huffington Post.
"They clearly have a great love [for each other]," Rick Leed, the producer, said at the press conference when he announced the new show, according to South Africa's Mail and Guardian. "This may be part story-telling, part reality, except the story we are telling is real...it's not going to detract from the dignity of Nelson Mandela."
The three granddaughters - Dlamini, Amuah and Swati - grew up in the United States but recently moved back to South Africa for both business and personal reasons. Their new show will focus on balancing the role of women as mothers and caretakers while still holding down careers.