Imagine for a moment that you are unable to read or write. We take picking up a pen and writing our own names for granted and hardly stop to think about the millions of people who do not have basic writing skills. These people form the poorest section of the population group in South Africa and they often do not have the means to pay for any education. There are also limited resources in the form of teachers, classrooms and teaching aids in the country. It is up to big business in South Africa to take up this cause in educating as many people as possible and ensuring a better future for the country as a whole.