ABET and Africa

Successes in the field of education have been few and far between in the last decade in South Africa, however one of the bright lights has been the cooperation between government and business in the field of adult basic education and training. Big business and government are achieving success after success in rolling out ABET…

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ABET programs are key

ABET programs continue to be the cornerstone upon which South Africa’s future will be built. Adult basic education and training is making South Africa’s workforce more competitive in an ever more challenging global business environment. Without the aggressive rollout of these ABET endeavors South Africa will be doomed to continue as a supplier of raw…

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The kinder face of business

Business has a reputation for putting profit above all else, however in South Africa business has shown a commitment to changing this reputation through concrete actions. Business, in close cooperation with government has been aggressively rolling out ABET programmes that are making a real difference to people’s lives in communities across the land. By reducing…

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Healing the mistakes of the past

Adult basic education and training are transforming communities across South Africa. Where before the Bantu education system had left community members with no hope for the future today ABET programs set up by government and private enterprise have provided hope for a better future. These ABET programs which are aimed at eradicating illiteracy and providing…

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Need to be ever more ambitious

Although ABET programs have been a great success in South Africa and government and big business remain committed to rolling out ever more ambitious and wide ranging programs there is still room for improvement. Business has to recommit itself to following through with ABET programs that address further education. It is not enough to address…

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The three R’s

If you cannot read or write your ambitions simply cannot be realised. In a world that is changing to one where information is the currency that will allow people to reach their true potential. Someone who is illiterate is denied access to the information available in today’s knowledge rich environment and has to allow others…

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ABET and motivation

A basic ability to read and write is one of the cornerstones of personal fulfillment. Studies have shown that if an individual is not in possession of these skills then the ripple effect on the relatives of that individual and for the community as a whole can be devastating. Illiteracy is at the heart of…

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The ABET success story

ABET is one of the success stories of further education and training in South Africa. Business has committed itself, in cooperation with government to a better, more educated workforce. Adult basic education and training programs are being aggressively rolled out at business premises across the country, and business is realising that an educated workforce is…

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Wiping out illiteracy

Illiteracy prevents many South Africa’s from achieving their full potential. Without the skills required for reading and writing these citizens are doomed to a life of manual labour and cannot become truly productive members of their communities. Illiteracy results in both low self esteem and low productivity, both of which have negative effects on social…

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ABET and life skills

By setting aside a portion of profit for Adult basic education and training programs business has quickly reaped the benefits of a more educated workforce. By enrolling illiterate employees in ABET level 1 programs illiteracy is being addressed on a daily basis. Employees are also committed to training staff in life skills so that they…

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