Known for her lavish lifestyle, reality star and football club owner Shauwn ‘Mam’Mkhize’ Mkhize spares no expense. The businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist, actress and reality TV star. What is Mamkhize’s net worth?
What Is Mamkhize’s Net Worth?
MaMkhize’s net worth as of 2022 is reportedly R300 million or $17.4 million. The businesswoman, socialite, entrepreneur, and TV personality has created multiple income channels for herself, owning various businesses.
She is also a philanthropist, donating money to schools and carrying out campaigns against HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence.
Journey to the Top
She graduated with a Diploma in Accounting from the Durban University of Technology. MaMkhize has an honorary doctorate in philosophy from the Good Shepherd College of Religion, Culture and Training.
MaMkhize began her career as an employee and worked for various companies in the finance department. She then transitioned and founded Zikhulise Group, consisting of construction, transport, maintenance and auto-recovery businesses.
In 1991, MaMkhize married Sbu Mpisane. In 2001, the couple had a son called Andile, Shauwn’s only biological son. He is also a soccer player for Royal AM and the youngest Premier Soccer League chairman.
Sbu Mpisane had another child from his previous relationship, a girl called Sbahle. Sbahle Mpisane came to live with Shauwn and Sbu when she was 7 years old. Sbahle, a fitness instructor and influencer, became a household name for dating Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune.
MaMkhize is also a grandmother, courtesy of Andile’s three children. He fathered two children with DJ Sithelo and had his last born with his wife, Tamia Mpisane.
In 2018, MamKhize filed for divorce, accusing him of cheating. Sbu asked for R200 000 monthly maintenance, which was shocking given the R600 000 he was earning in salaries. He won the ownership of Royal Eagle, a football club they own together, and still lives in their mansion in La Lucia.
Royal AM FC
In 2021, it was announced that Shauwn Mkhize had bought Bloemfontein Celtics for R50 million ahead of the new 2021-22 season. She was later named club president, and her son, Andile Mpisane, became the club’s chairman. They changed the club’s name to Royal AM FC.
Royal AM also ventured into women’s football after Shauwn “MaMkhize” Mkhize bought Bloemfontein Celtic Ladies FC and changed its name to Royal AM Ladies.
Zikhulise group consists of Zikhulise Maintenance and Transport. Zikhulise Auto Restorers and Inyanga Trading. MaMkhize made their money through state contracts, including tenders estimated at more than R500 million from the eThekwini and KwaDukuza municipalities.
MaMkhize and Zikhulise Group faced more than 100 tax charges involving R4.7 million alleging that MaMkhize, “used forged invoices to make a fraudulent representation about annual financial statements and income tax returns”.
SARS claimed that MaMKhize owed them R204 million. SARS seized Shauwn’s mansion in La Lucia, a farm in KwaZulu Natal midlands registered under the Sbusha Trust, a company owned by Sbu Mpisane.
They later froze her bank accounts and seized her cars. Later, however, NPA dropped the fraud, and tax evasion charges MaMKhize and Zikhulise Group.
After Durban power couple S’bu and Shauwn Mpisane divorced, MaMkhize opened her doors and shared her life with the public. She starred on the show with her children, Sbahle and Andile, and her extended family. She bared it all on the show and opened up about her life post-divorce and what it’s like to be a mother, sister, and business mogul.
Viewers followed Shauwn as she readjusted to life in the single lane. In 2020, the show won the Hollywood American Prestigious Award for Best Reality TV Show.
Sadly, however, the show only lasted for one season (13 episodes) and isn’t getting renewed for a second season.
In 2022, Shauwn Mkhize returned to our screens, hosting an African royalty-themed luxurious thanksgiving lunch in Sandton dubbed “Mam’Mkhize: A Thanksgiving”. The two-part reality show debuted on BET Africa and had Mzansi’s A-listers in attendance, with entertainment from Kabza De Small and Vusi Nova.
Shauwn Mkhize and her husband Sbu bought a mansion worth R15 million in the luxurious neighbourhood of La Lucia in Durban. They also bought two adjacent properties for R2.5 million and R2.9 million, respectively, and turned one property into a car showroom that could hold up to 60 cars. They turned the other property into an entertainment pad for their son, spending R2 million to reconstruct it.
The house has enormous glass windows and is all-white, with balconies that give a spectacular view of the yard, surrounded by palm trees. It is a triple-story mansion with 24-hour security. The house even has an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
The house has a guest room section, many bedrooms, massive walk-in closets and a car showroom. The furniture is tasteful and expensive.
MaMkhize has a car collection that is worth millions. She has a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti for R3 million, a Rolls Royce Ghost for R4.8 million, a black Mercedes Maybach S-Class worth R4 million and Porsche Cayenne Turbo for R860 000.
She later added a Rolls Royce Phantom for R6 million, a Maserati for R950 000, and another Rolls Royce, a Cullian Black Badge, worth R10 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
Shauwn Mkhize has accumulated incredible wealth through her companies by securing government tenders. MaMkhize is currently worth R300 million, making her one of the richest women in South Africa. She began her career working in the finance department. She later branched out on her own and founded her company Zikhulise Group, which consists of multiple businesses.
MaMkhize is richer than Connie Ferguson. Shauwn Mkhize is worth $17 million (R300m), while Connie Ferguson is worth a “mere” $3 million.
Connie Ferguson is an iconic figure in the entertainment industry. She and her late husband, Shona Ferguson, founded Ferguson Films and produced some of Mzansi’s most-beloved telenovelas, including The Queen, Igazi and Netflix’s hit series, Kings of Joburg, so it’s no surprise that she is wealthy and lives a soft life.
Yes, MamKhize owns a Rolls Royce. Back in the 2000s, when she was married to Sbu Mpisane, she unveiled two Rolls Royce Ghosts.
Shauwn Mkhize later added a Rolls Royce Cullinan to her already exquisite car collection.
Sbu Mpisane’s net worth is reportedly R200 million, while MaMkhize is richer, with a net worth of R300 million.
Although MaMkhize had businesses and was securing tenders, her husband worked as a metro police officer. He later left the force to join his wife in her construction company and founded his own.
After their divorce, MaMkhize took a big hit to her finances as Shu Mpisane demanded R200 000 monthly maintenance on top of his R600 000 salary.
Sbu Mpisane is the ex-husband of South Africa’s most beloved businesswoman, Shauwn Mkhize. Sbu Mpisane has a net worth of R200 million throughout his business endeavours and divorce settlements.
The two met and got married in 1991 when he was a police officer, and she was an entrepreneur. Mpisane later joined forces with his then-wife and created their multi-million empire.
MaMkhize is not the owner of KONKA. The owner is businessman Kutlwano Pitso. However, MaMkhize and her son Andile Mpisane made an appearance at KONKA.
They arrived in a grand fleet of luxury cars, including Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsches, BMWs and other extravagant cars, making quite a showing at the ‘millionaires’ playground’.
MaMkhize was married to a former metro police officer, Sibusiso Mpisane. The couple got married in 1991 and went on to have a son together.
In 2018, their house of cards came crumbling down when they MaMkhize filed for divorce, stating infidelity. MaMkhize’s later confirmed her mother’s claim by posting on social media a statement accusing his father of cheating and being a bad parent.
Sbu Mpisane responded to Andile’s post by stating he was not literate enough to write that statement.
In 2017, MaMkhize was involved in a SARS scandal facing tax fraud and corruption charges. The charges were dropped in 2014, but SARS claimed she still owed over R200 million in arrears.
She was involved in yet another tax scandal in 2015 where was convicted of tax fraud but later acquitted of all charges, forcing SARS to return all her money, cars, and La Lucia mansion.
In 2001, MaMkhize and Sbu Mpisane had a son named Andile Mpisane. Andile is her only biological child. She, however, mothered Sbu Mpisane’s daughter, Sbahle, a daughter he had from his previous relationship.
Sithelo Shozi is a deejay and influencer hailing from Umkomaas in KwaZulu Natal. She and Andile Mpisane had a controversial relationship.
Shauwn didn’t like her due to their age gap, which played a part in their breakup. The former couple had two children, Likuwe Coco and Flo. Andile has another child with his wife, Tamia Mpisane.