[eastern-cape] - SA won't benefit from industrial revolution without education - Lin

Peddie - Chinese ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian has warned that the country could battle to benefit meaningfully from the fourth industrial revolution if education is not prioritised.

Over the weekend, Lin visited various parts of the Eastern Cape where he donated more than 40 computers, over 1000 school bags and more than 500 shoes to different schools.

Speaking in Peddie in Ngqushwa Municipality, where he donated the shoes to 500 pupils from five different schools, Lin said education was the key to addressing South Africa's many challenges, including poverty.

"We have to contribute in the ways we can so that children can be able to go to school and become something. To someone who is rich, the shoes mean nothing but to someone who is poor, the shoes mean something....

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