About 24% of Africans, 10% of “coloreds,”74 7% of Indians, and 1% of Whites over the age of 20 years are illiterate (Aitchison, Houghton, & Baatjes, ). The goal of this chapter is to describe the integration of education and training in the adult basic education and training (ABET) system in South Africa. Adult's education in South Africa. Adult students in a school in South Africa. Name Copyright Holder: European Commission. Third Party Rights: Guy Stubbs.