Competency levels in many of the local government structures and various public institutions are too low according to the latest reports on the competency levels of workers in South Africa. It is shocking and it costs the country in productivity, image, and income. Retrenchment is not an option as the employment figure is already far too high. The solution is to make use of adult training facilities in South Africa as offered by Triple-e and other ABET accredited providers to enhance the skills of your employees. Rather than pointing fingers every institution also public institutions should take responsibility for the skills and competency levels of their employees by enrolling them in relevant adult training courses ranging from language and literacy, to mathematics, economy, project management, and industry specific courses.