Businesses across South Africa are finding out that ABET programmes do not just correct the injustices of the past apartheif educational system but in fact bring tangible business benefits. Studies have shown that ABET programmes increase productivity through higher staff morale. It has also been demonstrated that when an ABET programme is set up by an organisation then staff turnover is reduced and absenteeism is also reduced. Studies have also shown that staff loyalty is increased as well. It goes without saying that ABET programmes also increase productivity, because an educated workforce can produce far more than an illiterate one.