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#BornFree: 'This country needs immediate change'

Published Apr 30, 2019

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Born-free

 -  noun a member of a generation born in a country after its transition to democracy, in particular, post-apartheid South Africa - Oxford Dictionary.

South Africa will hold its sixth national and provincial elections on May 8. As part of our #Elections2019 coverage, IOL has asked 94 Born Frees for their views on the upcoming elections. Will they be voting? Who influences who they vote for, if anybody? What issue would most affect their decision on who to vote for?

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While never having endured the brutality of apartheid, the Born Frees face their own struggles, including high unemployment, access to education and issues around identity.

Watch as we speak to 22-year-old Thashil Lutchmeenarain. 

"As a young person going into the workplace I feel that this country needs immediate change and I believe that I can ... contribute through my vote. Also, a lot of people in the past fought to get to this stage and I wouldn't want to let them down by not voting," said Thashil.

#BornFree #MzansiVotes #My94

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