The Nelson Mandela University Family Business Unit presented its seventh successful Family Business Consultant Short Learning Programme from 24-27 January 2019 at the PWC Head office, Waterfall City, Johannesburg.


All 15 of the attendees were employees of PWC. For the first time attendees were not only from South Africa, but also from Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Namibia. Prof Elmarie Venter provided training on topics such as consulting models and processes, the field of family businesses and the challenges they face, management and ownership succession and ensuring transgenerational success and potential from one generation to the next. She was joined by psychologist, Mr Robin Farrington, who focused more on family dynamics. Prof Venter and Prof Farrington also used the second STEP case study on the Stucky Family as the assignment for the group to do as part of the practical component of the consultation training. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. As the Unit has an increasing strong African focus, we were delighted that attendees from other African countries could attend the training.