With an estimated 4 million functionally illiterate adults in South Africa in 2021 (DHET 2023), this website aims to provide information on adult basic education and training (ABET) in South Africa – information for people wanting to become involved in ABET either as learners or educators. We hope we have at least gone part of the way to facilitating this very important aspect of education in South Africa.

About ABET
What is adult basic education and training and why is it important?
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Learn with ABET
Would you or someone you know like to take part in ABET training? Here we provide you with links to organisations that teach ABET to individuals and company employees.
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Teach ABET
Would you like to teach ABET yourself? Find out how here. We also provide information on how to register your ABET centre.
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Adult Matric
Think you're too old to rewrite matric? Think you can't pass matric? Think again! Writing or rewriting matric is within your grasp.
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National Certificate (Vocational) –

Even if you did not complete matriculation, you will have the opportunity to develop your talents and construct a successful career by learning a vocation. If you’ve only achieved a grade 9 certificate and are wondering what to do now to improve yourself, You may want to consider the NC(V).Find out more…

Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVET)

A searchable, provincial listing of Technical Vocational and education Colleges (TVET) can be found here. Find courses and Colleges that would suit you if you are wanting to pursue the National Certificate (Vocational)