Kutlwano Pitso is the owner of KONKA. He is an entrepreneur and has heavily invested in the hospitality industry.
KONKA Night Club, dubbed the ‘millionaires’ playground’ of Johannesburg, is a luxurious nightclub in Soweto. KONKA is famous for its bottle service and is a magnet for celebrities, influencers, politicians and business moguls. Celebs spotted at KONKA include rappers AKA and Cassper Nyovest, international DJ Black Coffee and politician Julius Malema.
If you ever find yourself in Soweto, visit KONKA, located on Modjaji Street in Pimville. The club has become a part of pop culture, serving up the experience of a lifetime. Because KONKA also operates as a restaurant, expect daytime entertainment, food, drinks, a VIP experience and an encounter with A-list celebrities and artists.
KONKA is famously known for hosting events, live performances and music. KONKA is also known for its fashion – The women are dripping in designer dresses and shoes, while the men wear their most expensive clothes and watches.
Who Is Konka Soweto Owner Kutlwano Pitso?
Kutlwano Pitso obtained his Bachelor of Administration in Marketing and Brand Management from IMM Graduate School in Johannesburg. He began his career at Foshizi, a South African research company.
Kutlwano worked there as a Research Assistant. He eventually went to work for M-Net, moving from Marketing Assistant to Brand Manager during his time there. Kutlwano Pitso decided to leave his job at M-Net to put his skills and knowledge to better use.
Having been a resident of Soweto, he opened his first business venture, Moja Café. Kutlwano Pitso made a success out of Moja Café, and in 2021, he set up KONKA.
The club quickly became known as a millionaire’s hub since the club is frequented by the rich and famous.
Konka Soweto owner Kutlwano Pitso lives a private life despite being the owner of KONKA. In an interview with Andile Khumalo, he disclosed that he is single, thus making him one of the most eligible bachelors in Joburg.
I wonder how many celebs are lining up to be Mrs Pitso? Only time will tell.
What Does Konka Mean?
KONKA means to conquer in the Setswana language. It’s a fitting name since KONKA nightclub has “…reshaped South Africa’s party scene and lifestyle entertainment culture.”
When Was Konka Established?
KONKA started in 2021, with an official launch in May of that year through a statement released by Moja Café, one of Kutlwano Pitso’s establishments announcing Kutlwano’s intentions to open a new establishment, KONKA.
KONKA was established by Kutlwano Pitso, who bought the Old Iconic Soweto Nightclub and rebranded it. KONKA quickly became the place to be after pictures of expensive cars parked outside the parking area went viral on social media.
Social media users were stunned by the display of wealth, and it became a trend to park expensive cars at KONKA. KONKA became the hot spot everyone wanted to be at.
What Was There Before Konka?
Before, KONKA was the Old Iconic Soweto Nightclub, owned by everyone’s favourite duo DJ Sphectacula and DJ Naves, who wanted to achieve the same status as KONKA; but they failed. In the beginning, Old Icon Soweto Nightclub was a hotspot attracting celebrities like Thando Thabete.
The club was later sold and is now under Kutlwano Pitso’s management. Pitso rebranded the club, and the name changed to KONKA.
What Is Konka Famous For?
KONKA is famous for its luxurious interior and bottle service. The club is fancy, and the lifestyle displayed there is very enticing. The car park is packed with expensive luxury cars, including Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ferraris and Bentleys. There was a meme trending on social media warning people who have less expensive cars to leave their cars at home. KONKA is a celebrity hotspot and promotes an extravagant lifestyle. Only the most famous people, like Nadia Nakai, frequent KONKA
KONKA has changed the hospitality industry and reshaped the party scene. People usually associate money, luxury and elegance with clubs in high-end towns like Sandton. However, KONKA has redefined the status quo.
In an interview, Kutlwano underlined that knowing where you wish to set up your business is imperative. He chose Soweto because he used to walk on the same streets.
Konka has had its share of controversy and was accused of money laundering, amongst other accusations. Since these claims were made on social media and never formally reported to the authority, they were slammed as baseless by the Public Relations Manager of KONKA, Linda Moekesti.
Is Konka Still Operating?
KONKA operates from Mondays to Sundays, from 10 am to 11 pm. The club was previously closed due to Covid-19 in 2021. The club was adhering to the Covid-19 regulations put in place then by President Cyril Ramaphosa. KONKA is now open and is operating full-time.
While KONKA might be operating full-time, Moja Café has been temporarily closed. There has been so much drama surrounding Moja Café. Allegedly, the house where Moja Café operates belongs to the Motso family, and they want it back.
Konka Soweto owner Kutlwano Pitso is facing legal woes for violating some property laws, and it seems there is drama amongst the Motso family members who inherited the house as they were not all in agreement to rent out the place to Kutlwano Pitso.
Is Mamkhize the Owner of Konka?
Shauwn Mkhize is one of South Africa’s well-known millionaires with a net worth of R300 000 000. She is known for acquiring big businesses, so people thought she might be the owner of KONKA after she made a very flashy entrance. MamKhize and her son Andile Mpisane (Royal AM’s chairman) shut down KONKA with a fleet of expensive cars, such as the black Rolls Royce Cullinan, a Bentley and a Porsche.
After her graceful visit, social media users began to speculate whether she was the club’s owner. MamKhize does not own KONKA, but the queen of the ‘soft life’ isn’t afraid to flaunt her flashy spending.