Tourism and Hospitality in South Africa

The Abet-Theta programme was launched to provide employees in the tourism and hospitality sector with improved skills to better enable them to provide services within the industry. The project offers grants to any employer that offers this specific adult basic training and education course to their employees and is aimed at improving communication skills in English as well as other languages. It is hoped that the programme will have a role over affect in that these learners can pass on their knowledge to other educationally disadvantaged people within their communities which will enable them to enter the job market. Each learner will receive a certification upon completion of the course that is backed by Umalusi to ensure that it meets the necessary education standards.