basic skills are required

Without the ability to add, subtract and multiply the average adult will not be bale to apply for a skilled job in any field. Add to this an inability to read or write and this person will never contribute in any meaningful way to the wellbeing of his or her family, community or the country in general. They will be stuck in a cycle of poverty and lack any real sense of self worth. More than likely they will not share in the respect of education that is essential for the growth of South Africa and the wellbeing of all its citizens.