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The Real Housewives of Johannesburg return

21 April 2023
After a three-year hiatus, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg returns with drama and glamour that viewers fell in love with.
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Fridays won't be the same again when Season 3 of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg returns on 19 May 2023 at 20:30 on 1Magic (DStv Channel 103).

This season, fans follow six women as they navigate their careers, friendship dynamics, loves lives, and everything else in between. You will see their highs, lows as well as the personal drama that unfolds in their lives. Let's meet the cast.

Lebo Jojo Mokoena

In Season 2, Lebo's business ventures were tied to her ex-husband. Following her divorce, Lebo is setting out on her own. She is the host of a podcast and radio show, and she is in the process of self-discovery.

Lethabo 'LeJoy' Mathatho 

The TV and radio personality is no stranger to the RHOJ franchise too. She returns from Season 2 with the hopes of changing the narrative and reintroducing herself. This time around, Lethabo wants to use her platform to support and uplift young men while building her empire. With a thriving career and having achieved huge success over the years, is Lethabo ready for the next big step in her life?

Keabetswe Marema

She is a mother of three and she takes viewers into her interesting yet complicated family. Kea sets out to find her passions and financial freedom after her divorce. One of her goals is to encourage women to love themselves first and to realise that it's never too late to find happiness and their desires. 

Thobekile Mdlalose

She is an ambitious entrepreneur, serial investor, and traditional healer. Thobekile is also an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and she has been an avid worker from a young age. Her husband helped her fine-tune her career and set her ambitious spirit alight by providing her with the business tools and tricks she needed.

Nicole Watson

The entrepreneur and newly-divorced Nicole has the right mix for a reality television personality. She has taken on the challenge of creating successful businesses while dealing with challenges in her personal life. Miss know-it-all does not shy away from a "teachable" moment with her castmates and she has a plethora of international connections and celebrity friends. While she is dedicated to her son, Nicole makes time for the her youth development programme, Nicci Lee Watson Foundation.


Mamus Koka

Although her life is filled with twists and turns, Mamus is a force to be reckoned with. By day she works as an HR administrator for an non-profit organisation by night, on occasion, she shares content on her YouTube channel where she talks about a variety of topics while also hosting a podcast with her husband called, Couple of Things.

"The Real Housewives franchise has become is much-loved show across the continent, and viewers have been clamouring for the return of the Johannesburg edition. It was our first South African foray into the international franchise, and we are so proud to bring back the drama and glamour for which the show is known. 1Magic remains the ultimate destination for South African viewers seeking original, local content. With a rich catalogue of content, including another season of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, 1Magic has something for everyone and is committed to changing the way our audiences access local content,"  says Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment channels at M-Net.

Don’t miss season 3 of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, starting Friday 19 May at 20:30 on 1Magic (DStv channel 103). Follow 1Magic on social media: TwitterInstagram and Facebook.