What is the most important financial lifeskill?

Life skills were never taught to students learning through the South African education system leaving many school leavers without the tools necessary to cope in the real world. Life skills training is now provided at a primary and secondary school level but does not address the millions of people who did not receive this education in the past. The Adult Basic Education and Training programme aims to provide adults of all ages with the skills necessary to enable them to become better functioning members of society. The course focuses on teaching financial lifeskill, health and safety as well as the other basic educational needs of an individual.