The Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit (FBU) recently co-hosted the 3rd Annual African Family Business Research Conference, in collaboration with African Family Firms (AFF).

The conference was hosted online on 10 & 11 August 2022 and was themed “Kusimbisana”, which means “To strengthen each other”. The theme was linked to the topics that were covered at the conference, which included family business dynamics and research, generational involvement in/and succession, innovation, finance and culture, and raising the rising generation.

Over the two days, family business researchers and professionals presented their research in the field of African family business. Informative panel discussions were also held on each of the days, where important questions were raised and answered.

Links to the recordings of each session can be found on the conference website:


Contact information
Prof Shelley Farrington
Professor in Business Management
Tel: 041 504 2203

Prof Elmarie Venter
Professor in Business Management
Tel: 041 504 2204