Programmes must continue

Adult basic education and training programmes are making South Africa a better place for all its citizens. Entrenched in our constitution is the right to human dignity. Without education illiteracy becomes rife and this right to human dignity is simply not possible where the only opportunity to earn a living is through manual labour. In…

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Literacy is key

If South Africa is to be successful on the world stage then it is essential that the country has an educated workforce. Without this it will always remain a mix between a first world country and a third world country. It will remain uncompetitive and eventually be overtaken by other developing nations. The cooperation between…

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ABET and big business

Businesses across South Africa are finding out that ABET programmes do not just correct the injustices of the past apartheif educational system but in fact bring tangible business benefits. Studies have shown that ABET programmes increase productivity through higher staff morale. It has also been demonstrated that when an ABET programme is set up by…

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The legacy of the past

Adult basic education and training is allowing South African’s who were denied a proper education during the apartheid years a new hope that they can become productive members of communities across the nation. The Bantu education system was aimed at providing South African business with cheap labour and the deficiencies in the educational system were…

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Is increased spending enough?

It has become apparent that although government has vastly increased spending on education since South Africa’s first democratic election that the legacy of the Apartheid education system will not be easy to correct. Due to Bantu education South Africa has a generation which has an extremely high illiteracy rate, one of the highest in the…

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