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#BornFree: 'I'm going to vote because I want to see change'

Published Mar 27, 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 100 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 Aidene Smith, 23, from Elsies River in Cape Town.

"I'm going to vote because I want to see change in our country and the city I live in."

#BornFree #YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteMatters

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