Mustadafin Foundation
Mustadafin Foundation has committed itself to collaborative forms of education starting with early childhood development centres, branching out into madrassa schools and coming full circle with adult education that includes both literacy and skills training. It’s important to the organization that people become self-sufficient and self-reliant. We support education by establishing of educare centres, dispensing bursaries, conducting adult literacy programs, training preschool teachers, managing Islamic education centres and more.

Eastern Cape Government. District co-ordinators contact details
Contact details for ABET district co-ordinators in the Eastern Cape.

Free State Department of Education
Listing of ABET Centres in the Free State with contact details.

List of ABET Centres in Gauteng
Provided by the Department of Higher Education, this list was updated in 2012 and includes contact details.

Western Cape Government. Find-a-school
The western Cape Government provides a useful listing of ABET centres within the Western Cape. You can also obtain a good overview by clicking here.

Siyaloba Training Academy
In addition to the marine courses, Siyaloba also provides the ABET (Adult Basic Education and Training) course, which is the equivalent to a grade 9 qualification. ABET learning is both numeracy and Literacy based and is done through multimedia learning with material provided by Media Works. There are four levels to complete with total duration being on average six months for both the Numeracy and literacy levels combined. . Upon completion of a level and presentation of a Portfolio of Evidence, learners receive a nationally recognised certificate. Situated in Port Elizabeth.

Project Literacy
Project Literacy was established in 1973 to address the needs of illiterate and semi-literate adults in South Africa and has more than 30 years of experience in ABET provision. Today Project Literacy is a well-established and highly respected non-governmental organisation (NGO) with experts in the provision of a wide range of Education and Training programmes. With it’s headquarters in Pretoria, Project Literacy’s programmes reach adult learners nation-wide through offices in every province.

Sizanani ABET Career Solutions
Sizanani ABET Career Solutions provide education and training at various levels. Their products and services are underpinned by ISO 9001, UMALUSI and supporting SETA’s. They offer training  in

  • ABET Level 1-4
  • Literacy Training of Unemployed individuals and disabled from local communities
  • Incorporation of life skills programmes
  • Foundational Learning Competence

as well as Women in mining courses, portable skills and household informal training, Management Business & Productivity skills and many more.

MTech Training Consultants
M TECH TRAINING CONSULTANTS has a mission to provide the highest quality,effective, practical education and training to all learners at a cost effective fee structure, in a conductive atmosphere. We also aim to achieve Standards and Qualifications registered on the NQF.

Umalusi Accredited Programmes
 ABET Level 1-4
 Economic Management
 Life Orientation
 Human and Social Sciences
 Mathematical Sciences
 Technology
 Arts and Culture


Operation Upgrade
Operation Upgrade, the oldest nongovernmental literacy organisation in South Africa, battles the problems of poverty, malnutrition, and HIV/AIDS through literacy development.  Operation Upgrade’s growing network of trained community facilitators works with the poorest and most marginalized of people in South African society. Operation Upgrade’s mission is to assist social change and development in South Africa through the support and provision of adult literacy and adult basic education and training. We work mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, the home of the Zulu people, although we will train literacy educators in other provinces.  In KwaZulu-Natal adult illiteracy is high and HIV and AIDS are prevalent.

The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy was awarded to Operation Upgrade of South Africa, for the “KwaNibela Project”, and continues the Organisation’s 40-year history of commitment and change.

Umalusi Accredited Providers
Accredited providers of FET and ABET training.

List of registered private FET Colleges
Provided by the Department of Higher Education, this list was updated on 10 August 2011. Accredited providers of FET and ABET training.

St Francis Adult Education Centre
Night school for adults and day school for matriculants. St Francis is currently a Day, Night and Weekend School, servicing about 4000 learners annually and having well over 100 educators. It generally operates from 08:00 to 21:00 daily. Academic course levels range from Literacy Level 1 to Matriculation (Grade 12).

You don’t have to invent the NQF-Fundementals Communication Skills wheel! We have all the tools that you need: LITERATI – our proven, mother-tongue short cut to English literacy ELSA – our standardized measuring instruments HANDS-ON ENGLISH – our accelerated-learning, modularized ABET English programme Plain English – Readability and Controlled Writing.

Novalis Ubuntu
The Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Cape Town, South Africa is a non-profit organization committed to acknowledging, honouring and nurturing the unique gifts, talents and inner resources of each individual. Our Holistic Adult Education Programme combines Steiner education principles with Ubuntu, the universal spiritual values embraced in African philosophy.

Media Works
Media Works is an adult education and training provider with the drive and energy to tackle illiteracy in South Africa and in the rest of the world. They offer a number of delivery methods including computer-assisted, face-to-face and combination of the two, which has enabled thousands of learners to have access to learning at any time and place that suits them. Browse the website to find out about the best ABET training solution for your company.

St Anthony’s Education Centre
The Adult Basic Education and Training Centre started in 1974 to provide educational opportunities to adults who were deprived of access to formal education because of the political, economic or social conditions in their early years. The ABET program emphasizes human rights, human dignity and mutual respect. The objective is to contribute to the learners’ personal growth and development that could lead towards employment and/or further study. Since its inception 28 000 adult learners have completed ABET Programmes.

List of skills development providers
This list provides the public with information on the Skills Development Providers (SDPs) that have lodged applictions to be registered as private colleges with the Department of Higher Education and Training. The list shows the names, contact details and physical addresses of the SDPs in question