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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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.
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“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