Business and government have committed themselves to Adult Basic Education. Both parties have realised that an educated citizenship is essential if South Africa is to reach its full potential as a nation. The millennium growth goals established by the government will be impossible to reach if each and every person in the country does not have at least a bare minimum of education. Without this the mistakes of the past will never be rectified. Adult Basic Education is already breaking the cycle of poverty that has for so long prevented South African’s from achieving their true potential. With ABET South Africa can truly become the Rainbow nation.