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?
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 Duran Petersen from Cape Town
Duran says: "The reason why I care about elections is the importance it brings, it brings change. I encourage my friends to vote but I won't tell them to go vote. I will encourage them to do proper research before voting. I think it's important to do proper research and know who you are voting for."