ABET is an essential for South Africa, not just a nice to have. The legacy of Apartheids Bantu educational system has left an entire generation without the basic literacy skills they require in order to achieve a level of human dignity that will see South Africa take its rightful place in the community of nations. Adult Basic education and training is not only the responsibility of government, but must be a cooperative effort between government and private enterprise. It is only through this cooperation that illiteracy can be eradicated and the injustices of the past rectified. ABET means a better future for all the citizens of South Africa.