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THE GOVERNMENT AND ABET

Adult Basic Education and Training Act, 2000 (Act 52 of 2000)

Eastern Cape Government. Education and Training for Adults
Anyone who did not complete mainstream schooling, who want to attain qualifications in a flexible environment, may register with any ABET centre. The ABET centres may conduct placement tests to determine whether you, the learner, are at level one, two or three. For more information on the provincial government's ABET initiatives, contact:
Mrs Matolengwe - Tel: (043) 604 7738

Western Cape Government. Education and Training for Adults
ABET is available to adults who want to finish their basic education. An outcomes-based programme, ABET aims to provide basic learning tools, knowledge and skills, and provides participants with nationally recognised qualifications. There are ABET centres in each of the eight Education Districts. For more information on the provincial government's ABET initiatives, contact:

Andre Damon
Tel: 021 467 2606
Fax: 021 467 9385
Email: adamon@pgwc.gov.za

The South African Qualifications Authority
The South African Qualifications Authority is a government appointed body that oversees the framework of qualifications in South Africa and the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
The site contains valuable information regarding the NQF, qualifications and standards. All registered unit standards of ABET can be found on this site and it has a useful search facility.

The South African Qualifications Authority
The South African Qualifications Authority is a government appointed body that oversees the framework of qualifications in South Africa and the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).
The site contains valuable information regarding the NQF, qualifications and standards. All registered unit standards of ABET can be found on this site and it has a useful search facility.

Kha ri gude literacy campaign
The campaign plan is outlined in the accompanying booklet, Plan for a Mass Literacy Campaign for South Africa. Summary. May 2007. The campaign is conceptualised as an integrated one in which all activities will have coherence. It is a single campaign and not a conglomeration of individual programmes or projects run by a variety of different agents delivering literacy instructions in whatever way they wish, using their own materials, methods and staff. There will be one campaign, and the organisational structure in its registration of learners, appointment of tutors, coordinators and other personnel will be one. There will be state provided materials and stipends will be paid to the estimated 80,000 tutors who will be needed to teach groups of illiterates. Coordination, monitoring and research staff will also be paid by the campaign which will be coordinated by a National Kha Ri Gude unit.

Umalusi
Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training. UMALUSI is the quality assurer in the general and further education and training bands of the national qualifications framework (NQF). The Council ensures that the providers of education and training have the capacity to deliver and assess qualifications and learning programmes and are doing so to expected standards of quality.

Umalusi Accredited Providers
Accredited providers of FET and ABET training.

ABET District coordinators
For more information on the provincial governement's ABET, please feel free to contact the ABET Centres listed on this website.

Department of Education
Downloadable list of ABET centres with their contact details. This list is dated October 2007, but I have not found a more up-to-date list.

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