Due to the legacy of Apartheid many South Africans do not have an adequate education. During the Apartheid years it was government policy to provide black learners with an inferior education in order to prevent them from competing for the same jobs held by white people. Today ABET providers are closing the skills gap that exists due to the Apartheid educational policies. Without their work South Africa will never be able to compete on the global stage. Skills like mathematics and literacy are essential not only to the growth of the economy but to the wellbeing of every citizen in this country.