UCT student Kai Goodall wants to help society through his passion for engineering

16 June 2023 | Videography Boikhutso Ntsoko & Ruairi Abrahams. Video Edit Boikhutso Ntsoko. Photo Ruairi Abrahams. VP Team Boikhutso Ntsoko, Ruairi Abrahams and Rozanne Engel.

University of Cape Town (UCT) student Kai Goodall is on a mission to use his passion for engineering to create social innovation projects that will benefit society in South Africa and beyond.

The final-year master’s student in Electrical Engineering has been awarded numerous accolades for his social innovation projects that he either created on his own or in collaboration with a team of engineers called NextGen Engineers at UCT. Some of the projects include: the Pedal n Spin foot-powered washing machine, a 3D printed greywater filter and a practical electronics kit for university students in order to increase their innovation at home.

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Youth Month 2023

Youth Month 2023

This Youth Month, UCT News will profile young University of Cape Town (UCT) community members who are hard at work across South Africa in an effort to make a difference in society. The month of June holds significance in the country as it is a commemoration of the historic tragedy of 16 June 1976 when hundreds of youth were killed while protesting against unjust education policies.




“We can and must change things for ourselves and improve the state of this country for those who will come after us.
We can’t do that while being idle.”
Sukainah McCabe, a fourth-year social work student


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