With disastrous decline in the matric pass rate, education must become the focus of all South Africans. Many children do not take education seriously because their parents are uneducated and cannot pass on the importance of education to their children. It is thus important that big business become involved in Adult Basic Education and Training and ensure that their workforce is educated. If big business does not get involved in any way possible, they may find themselves in a position where they are forced to train an unskilled person to perform a function that previously was deemed a simple task. Invest in your work force and their futures to make sure that your company has a future.