Government’s commitment to education has been seen to be growing over the past decade. For the first time the majority of South African’s are assured at least a basic education with laws in place to make sure that each and every child in the country attends at least enough school to be literate. For the many years of the Apartheid government this was not so. During the decades of repression most children received only the bare minimum of schooling and many none at all. The legacy of this approach is an adult population with high degrees of illiteracy. ABET can change that.