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…

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…

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…

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…

Adult Basic Education helping South Africa

ABET or Adult Basic Education and Training has been recognized as having far reaching consequences for both the economy of South Africa and the social cohesion of the country. With basic skills in literacy and numeracy it has been proved that the levels of crime and anti social behaviour increase dramatically. The legacy of South…

ABET allows for better citizens

It is becoming clear that ABET service providers are changing the face of both South Africa‚Äôs business environment and social fabric. By providing learners with basic literacy and numeracy skills Adult Basic Education service providers are deepening and widening the skills pool and providing employers with a far greater resource of skilled workers than has…

ABET level 2

The ABET level 2 program further empowers the learner by taking the first steps toward a more abstract application of literacy and numeracy skills, for example within the literacy context the learner will begin to have a more critical understanding of a variety of text and within the numeracy context the learner will gain the…

NQF 1 a Good Starting Point

When a learner achieves an NQF 1 qualifications it is a standard of education that compares to that achieved in grades 1 through to 9 or through Adult Basic Education and Training programs. These qualifications will allow the learner the ability to contribute to South African society in a meaningful way, while also allowing them…

Basic skills are a must

The basic skills of reading, writing and being able to add, subtract and multiply are the cornerstones of participation in a world that is rapidly changing. Increasing urbanization and competition for employment mean that any person not in possession of these basic skills will be marginalized and able to perform only the most menial of…