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Nelson Mandela's Granddaughters Getting Reality Show

Nelson Mandela

First Posted: 09/29/11 11:23 AM ET Updated: 11/29/11 05:12 AM ET

We tend to think of reality stars as vapid and fame hungry, famous for being famous. It's a bit of a different situation with Africa's latest reality stars: they're the granddaughters of former President Nelson Mandela.

"We're definitely not the African Kardashians," Dorothy Adjoa Amuah said Thursday at a press conference announcing the show (via South Africa's Mail & Guardian Online). A 27-year old socialite with a law degree, Amuah is the youngest of the three granddaughters featured in the show; she will be joined by her older sister, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, who has three children and is involved in a family business, and Swati Dlamini, a single mother with interests in charitable ventures.

The three women were raised in the United States and came back to South Africa for business and family reasons, and pledge that the show will depict a firm reality and family not sen in other, already established shows.

The show will be produced by South Africa's New Vision Pictures and Out of Africa Entertainment and US producer Rick Leed.

In 2010, Mandela lost one of his great granddaughters, Zindzi Mandela, in a tragic car accident. He has nine great grandchildren.

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