Today South Africa’s children enjoy levels of education that at least provide them with the basic skills they need to get a job and one day provide for their families. However with even these basic skills the only avenues open is that of menial labour. This is the plight of many South Africans who were educated in the Apartheid schooling system. However today many of these learners are receiving help in the form of Adult Basic Education. These programs are making a qualitative difference to their lives by giving them the skills they need to progress in life. Government and business have shown their commitment to ABET by setting up programs across the country. Long may this commitment continue.