On 3rd Degree
this Tuesday, 30 November 2010:Episode Title:
A culture of splurging has taken root in South Africa. Obscene amounts of money are spent on expensive cars, flashy jewellery and designer clothes, which are all then shown off at the trendiest spots. Being seen to be rich is everything.
Many of the new elite live the bling lifestyle, throw parties costing many hundreds of thousands of rands and fill their garages with collections of luxury vehicles.
But in a country where there is such a huge gap between rich and poor, union leaders call this spending a spit in the face of the poor.
This week Debora Patta speaks to the self-proclaimed queen of bling Khanyi Mbau, to get some insight into this culture of careless spending. And we count down the top five South African blingers.
3rd Degree asks: Is the new bling culture corrupting our values?
3rd Degree is on e.tv on Tuesdays at 21h30.