WATCH |Young South African builds dream car from scratch

    Limpopo pupil Mokgadi Machaba, 20, who has created his own car from scrap parts that he found in his village of Ga-Rammutla. Picture The Daily Sun/Twitter

    This Limpopo pupil who engineered his childhood dream into reality, is revving up our feel-good engines.

    The Daily Sun first reported in October 2019 on Limpopo pupil Mokgadi Machaba, 20, who has created his own car from scrap parts that he found in his village of Ga-Rammutla.

    It’s something he has been dreaming of doing since he was only 10 years old and despite his disadvantaged background, he has turned his ambitious dream into a reality.

    Borrowing a welding machine from his neighbour, Machaba used a motorbike gearbox and an electric engine to construct his car. According to him, he learnt about the ins and outs of car design by spending a lot of time at the scrapyard.

    The dashboard and seats come from an old BMW. He did all the mechanical work and engineering himself and the wheels cost him only R60.

    According to the Daily Sun, Mokgadi is doing maths and physical science as subjects at school, which are compulsory to study mechanical engineering.

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