ABET is changing South Africa

One of the most exciting discoveries for any child is when the signs at the road start to make sense and when the time comes for Daddy to stop reading the bedtime story and for the child to begin exploring the wonderful world of the printed word. However for many people in South Africa that…

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Making the most of your life with ABET

Adult basic Education and Training service providers are being accredited at an ever increasing rate due to the commitment of both business and government to providing every citizen of South Africa with the tools to be able to enjoy a high quality of life. By providing adults with literacy and numeracy skills ABET programs allow…

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Without an education…

An education is something that no one can ever take away from you. Once you have learned the rudiments of reading and writing the world is your oyster, with the basics you can read further, improving your education. You can achieve almost anything you desire once you have the mental tools at your disposal. Unfortunately…

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ABET means a new outlook

The South African constitution frames several rights that cannot be denied to any South Africa, perhaps one of the most important of these rights is the right to an education. Without an education one is relegated to the fringes of society and doomed to a life of menial labour. Unfortunately this right has only been…

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Too many for comfort

South Africa has an estimated 3.3 million illiterate adults. A percentage of the population that is far too high for a country that is striving to overcome decades of social and educational injustice. If this situation is allowed to continue the attitudes of this portion of the population will inevitably impact the young learners of…

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Getting the basics right

Adult Basic Education and Training is changing the face of South African society by replacing ignorance with knowledge. This is important not only because of its ramifications for business but also in its knock on effects for the wider society. An educated populace is much more likely to actively engage in nation building and much…

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Training is key

Education is enshrined in the South African constitution as a basic human right. Unfortunately this was not always so. Under the Apartheid educational system only a select few were provided a world class education and even this was skewed by the propaganda requirements of the government. However those who were not amongst the privileged few…

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An educated workforce is a must

The role of Adult Basic Education and training in changing the economic destiny of South Africa should not be underestimated. As South Africa‚Äôs natural commodities grow scarcer and as the job of simply getting them out of the Earth becomes more costly and dangerous so the economic emphasis must change to one of a knowledge…

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Level 1 only the beginning

Ideally the Adult Basic Education and Training learner should at least be able to progress through levels one, two, three and four, giving him or her the equivalent of a grade 12 education. However at an average of 120 hours per level most businesses cannot afford this amount of time off. However even a learner…

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