Model and businesswoman Nandi Madida has made it clear that she’s working hard because she wants to leave a long-lasting legacy for her son, Shaka. Part of that legacy is a special gift she bought for Shaka on his first birthday – a piece of land in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Madida is developing the plot in an effort to leave her son more than just material possessions. Instead, she says, she wants to leave him with a “legacy that will last for many generations to come”. She took to Instagram to share her news: “It’s the same as Colour @Colourfashionlabel (my fashion line) and the other businesses I’m a part of, which you’ll soon learn about, I want my children to understand generational wealth… generational wealth is more important than buying things that lose value over time (cars, clothes, etc).”

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Madida added that she was taught the value of generational wealth from her parents and grandparents.

She shared the post alongside images of the property.

Last year I bought my son some land as his first bday gift and have begun building a farm for him, which he will then hand done to his kids and so on. As you know I rarely show material things on my page, but this was a very proud moment for me as his mother because this is a legacy that will last for many generations to come. It’s the same as Colour @Colourfashionlabel (my fashion line) and the other businesses I’m apart of which you’ll soon learn about, I want my children to understand generational wealth. Having grown up in Durban North and having parents who come from rural KZN Maphumulo, I learnt from both backgrounds that generational wealth is more important than buying things that lose value over time (cars, clothes etc.). I am who I am because of my parents, grand parents and my ancestors. I owe it to my kids to also play my part. Love you @ShakaMadida #RuralKZN #King #NextGeneration #gogonomzukuluwakhe ? ?

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Note to self: up the present-buying game for my children…