The donation, which included 550 chairs and 75 desks, were handed over by the Chairperson of Committees of the Gauteng Legislature, Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko and Chinese Consul General in Johannesburg, Ruan Ping.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ruan Ping said the donation was part of efforts to enable a better future for the youths.

Education has bearing on the sustainable development of the society, he said, adding that the Chinese community has been donating for the well-being of the local people, particularly those disadvantaged, as part of their social responsibility.

Despite the geographical distance, China and South Africa maintain close relationship as brothers, Ruan Ping said.

He told Xinhua that the Chinese community in the country feels duty-bound to support the needy.

Nkomo-Ralehoko said the donation is testimony to the South Africa-China relations which are at their best.

She praised the Chinese community for their commitment to help the needy and integrate into the South African society.

“Your kind donation signifies the continued close friendship ties between China and South Africa,” she said.

The principal of Kaalfontein Primary School, Selaelo Mohale said the donation came as the school is operating under very difficult circumstances.

Mohale said, “This donation will make teaching and learning better for the poor children.”

The Chinese community has been making annual donations to the locals for the past 10 years. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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