The Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit boasts the largest grouping of family business researchers in South Africa. It is the first and only of its kind in Africa and focuses on the research and teaching of Family Business theory. Worth noting is the Unit's involvement in the global Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP) project, a project that is putting the Nelson Mandela University, the Eastern Cape and South Africa "on the map" in terms of the field of family business. It is also the only FBU in Africa that provides consultation training and other short learning programmes on family business related issues.


The Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit operates within the School of Management Sciences. For more information about the Unit, visit their website: