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November 1, 2008

Brothers Robert and Craig Venter are that rare breed of sibling that actually get along while working in the family business. Marc Smith talks to Robert about their relationship, their company and doing business in South Africa

Forget brotherly love, sibling rivalry can be a serious threat to the long-term success of family businesses – wherever they come from in the world. Just ask India's Ambani brothers whose seemingly constant feuding is not only having a detrimental effect on their own businesses, but is also damaging the reputation of corporate India in the process.

Yet in Gauteng, South Africa, the Venter brothers are a shining example of how two siblings can get along for the good of the family business.

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