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The IEB examinations are in line with an agreement called the National Qualifications Framework, which was negotiated between employers, organised labour and the Government.  This states that adults who achieve approved qualifications can achieve the General Certificate in Education and Training, which is what children at Grade 9 can achieve.  The IEB certificates are therefore recognised by employers and will be recognised by the national standards assurance bodies when these are established.  Most companies with ABE programmes use the IEB examinations.  There are no other viable alternative examining bodies for ABET at Level 4 for programmes which are not part of the Department of Education’s programme, although UNISA has a portfolio-based assessment system.

The provincial ABET Sub-Directorate of the KwaZulu Natal Department of Education has its own examinations for public adult basic education centres, and it is possible that these will be extended to non-government programmes in the future.

HIV and AIDS and literacy learning

The educators in training on the HIV and AIDS course make a list of the AIDS topics they want to cover in literacy lessons.  Then in groups they plan lessons on the basis outlined above.  After the course they make their own lesson plans that incorporate some of the HIV/AIDS topics.

EMSENI Community Centre

We have set up a community centre in KwaNibela, called Emseni Community Centre. (“Emseni” means Place of Kindness.) We have built two large rondavels there, one to accommodate our staff and visitors, and one for storage.

The UNESCO Confucius Prize

“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.  Website Hosted by Pro Hosting Internet Services