|The Real Housewives of Johannesburg|
|Based on||The Real Housewives|
|Country of origin||South Africa|
|Original languages||English, Xhosa, Tswana|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||28|
|Production location||Johannesburg, South Africa|
|Running time||~45 minutes|
|Production companies||RHOSA (seasons 1-2)|
Sonia Mbele Films (season 3)
|Distributor||NBCUniversal International Television Production|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||3 August 2018 –|
|Followed by||The Real Housewives of Durban|
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg (abbreviated RHOJ) is a South African reality television series that premiered on 3 August 2018, on M-Net's rebranded channel, 1Magic.
The show is developed as an international instalment of the American The Real Housewives franchise and the first instalment of the franchise set in Africa. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg focuses on the personal and professional lives of several women living in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The current cast consists of original housewives Christall Kay and Brinnette Seopela, Lebo JoJo Mokoena, Lethabo Mathatho, Mpho Merriweather, Mpumi Mophatlane and Tarina Patel (all since season 2). Previously featured cast members include mother & daughter, Evodia & Mercy Mogase, Busisiwe "Lendy" Ter Mors and Naledi Willers.
The Real Housewives of Johannesburg was first rumoured in 2014 to be produced by local company Tigere Media, however the production company had failed to get appropriate licensing rights - leading to a stall in production in mid-2015. Another company, Bravoplex Media, took over production – repurposing some of the footage and reshooting with an added cast member to create the critically panned Divas of Jozi, which premiered on SABC3 in 2016.
In January 2018, as part of M-Net's ongoing rebrand of their Vuzu Amp channel to 1Magic – it was announced that they had secured an official version of the Real Housewives franchise, to premiere within the year.
In July 2018, the cast was announced to consist of six affluent women from the Johannesburg area; including mother and daughter Evodia and Mercy Mogase, aspiring pop-star Lydia Judith Kay, business owner Brinnette Seopela, law student and former Miss Botswana 2nd Princess Naledi Willers and golfer and socialite Busisiwe 'Lendy' Ter Mors.
On November 23, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season. On May 23, 2019, both mother and daughter, Evodia & Mercy Mogase, announced their departure from the show. On September 18, 2019, the cast of the second season was announced, confirming the return of both Kay and Seopela, along with new wives, Lebo JoJo Mokoena, Lethabo Mathatho, Mpho Merriweather, Mpumi Mophatlane, and Tarina Patel. The second season premiered on October 18, 2019.
In April 2021, it was revealed that production for the third season had been halted due to a physical altercation between Kay and Seopela. On November 25, 2021, the third season was confirmed and will consist of fourteen episodes.
On December 7, 2021, original cast-member Naledi Willers passed away at the age of 30 after suffering from breast cancer.
|Evodia Mogase||Main||Does not appear|
|Mercy Mogase||Main||Does not appear|
|Christall Kay||Main||Does not appear|
|Brinnette Seopela||Main||Does not appear|
|Busisiwe Ter Mors||Main||Does not appear|
|Naledi Willers||Main||Does not appear|
|Lebo JoJo Mokoena||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Lethabo "Lejoy" Mathatho||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Mpumi Mophatlane||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Tarina Patel||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Mpho Merriweather||Does not appear||Main||Does not appear|
|Friends of the housewives|
|Lerika Kleinhans||Friend||Guest||Does not appear|
|Olwethu Leshabane||Friend||Does not appear|
|Nthabiseng "Chef Nti" Ramaboa||Friend||Does not appear|
|Bridgette Sutter||Does not appear||Friend||Does not appear|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||14||August 3, 2018||October 26, 2018|
|2||14||October 18, 2019||January 17, 2020|
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Welcome to the Good Life"||3 August 2018|
|The six South African Jozi wives welcome people into their rich lives as first time African housewives Brinnette prepares for her traditional wedding as she struggles to invite her arch - enemy in the group Lydia meanwhile mother and daughter Evodia and Mercy shock Brinnette when Mercy wants vegan food at an African wedding as at the traditional wedding Lendy gets very furious with Lydia after an issue regarding outfits.|
|2||2||"The Real Private Jet"||10 August 2018|
|Naledi invites the girls to her hometown country Botswana for her mother's 50th birthday as Lydia’s lies about a private jet catch up with her as Evodia confronts her and when the ladies get to Botswana the class, lavishness and lifestyle they hoped and prepared for is completely the opposite as Lydia feels misunderstood by the girls.|
|3||3||"Dinner from Hell"||17 August 2018|
|The girls come back from Botswana as Lydia prepares to host the wives at her house as more housewives try to mingle with each other Naledi invites her friend Lerika to join the girls at Lydia’s tea party at her mansion when she insults Evodia and Mercy about the bugs and untidiness at their home earlier in the day when she was hosted causing a lot of racial controversy.|
|4||4||"Apology Gone Wrong"||24 August 2018|
|5||5||"Vegan Fever"||31 August 2018|
|6||6||"Fashion Show Disaster"||7 September 2018|
|7||7||"Still Water Run Deep"||14 September 2018|
|8||8||"The Bachelorette"||21 September 2018|
|9||9||"Shopping Spree Showdown"||28 September 2018|
|10||10||"Haarties"||5 October 2018|
|11||11||"The Big Day"||12 October 2018|
|12||12||"Season Finale"||19 October 2018|
|13||13||"Reunion - Part 1"||26 October 2018|
|14||14||"Reunion - Part 2"||26 October 2018|
|Title||Original air date|
|15||1||"Bye to be"||18 October 2019|
|Brinnette and Lydia prepare for their divorces as they are the only ones who returned from the first season as the four new girls Mpumi, Lebo, Lethabo and Tarina gives us a look to their glamorous lives.|
|16||2||"Friendships & Wives"||25 October 2019|
|Lethabo and Lebo try to navigate their friendship as the drama between Lebo's bestie might ruin their friendship and Lebo's birthday party as Mpumi considers acting.|
|17||3||"Cape Town Breakdown"||1 November 2019|
|The girls take a weekend away in Cape town as Lydia becomes attached to Tarina and all fun ends when the girls confront Lydia which leads to a mighty breakdown.|
|18||4||"No Sip, No Shade"||8 November 2019|
|Brinnette tries to get an understanding of Mpumi's mixed feelings towards her as Lebo looks to the last resort of her friendship with Lethabo and Lydia and Lethabo addresses her issue with Lydia and Brinnette becomes turned off by Lydia.|
|19||5||"Liar, Liar Pants on Fire"||15 November 2019|
|Tarina invites the girls to her sendoff party as Lebo prepares for her husband's big event and Lethabo and Lydia’s beef cool down as Lydia shares her opinion on Brinnette’s ex marriage and Mpumi and Lebo confront Tarina about not inviting them to her sendoff party.|
|20||6||"Miss Breezy's Thirsty"||22 November 2019|
|Lebo invites the girls to her 60s icon party as new girl Mpho joins the mix and while on a spa date Lethabo and Mpumi gossips about Brinnette's love life.|
|21||7||"Durban July, Here We Come Baby"||29 November 2019|
|The girls go to Durban for the durban July as Mpho finally get to meet the girls and at the actual Durban July event Brinnette and Lethabo have an heated altercation.|
|22||8||"Blonde's & Billionaires"||6 December 2019|
|The girls rehash Brinnette and Lethabo's heated argument as Lydia plans her Blondes and Billionaires party and at the party Lethabo's love life becomes the topic as Lebo throughs shade.|
|23||9||"Champagne On Chrissy Baby"||13 December 2019|
|Sick Lethabo confronts Lydia about her love life being centre topic at her party as at Mpho's 40th Mpho's friend Bridgette and Lydia clash.|
|24||10||"Champagne Gate & Dirvorcettes"||20 December 2019|
|The champagne saga continues as Mpumi opens up her home to the girls and Lydia becomes miss understood after the altercation with Bridgette and at the divorcette party Lydia and Bridgette give each other the cold shoulder.|
|25||11||"Can It Be Squashed"||27 December 2019|
|Tarina invites the girls to her music video shooting as he Brinnette's birthday comes up the girls think of a way where they could squash the beef and Lethabo hosts the girls to her house but Lebo becomes furious with Mpumi.|
|26||12||"Limpopo Girls Trip & Reunion - Part 1"||3 January 2020|
|The girls go on a girls trip to Limpopo without Mpho as Lebo and Lethabo have a heated argument and the girls explore Limpopo with sick Lethabo and at the Reunion host Phat Joe tries to get to the bottom of the Brinnette rumours as Brinnette and Lydia clash.|
|27||13||"Reunion - Part 2"||10 January 2020|
|Brinnette confronts Mpumi and Lethabo with the rumours as Mpumi claps back as Bridgette comes out to set the record straight which sets Lydia on fire.|
|28||14||"Reunion - Part 3"||17 January 2020|
|Mpumi and Brinnette clash over cheating rumours as the reunion continues without Tarina and Lethabo discuss her issue with Brinnette and Lebo and Brinnette clash as the girls rehash on their trips and phat Joe's asks the girls about the season and who might return for season 3.|
In South Africa, the first season began airing episodes on 1Magic on 3 August 2018. The second season premiered on 18 October 2019.
The show also airs on Media24's Honey on 10 May 2021.
In Australia, the series premiered on Arena, on subscription service Foxtel, on 7 July 2019.
In Canada, the series airs on cable channel Slice.
On January 19, 2022, the first two seasons became available in the United States for the first time on Discovery+ with a subscription. It has also become available to Tubi on April 1, 2022.