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#BornFree: 'It is a privilege to be able to vote'

Published Apr 12, 2019


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 23-year-old student Kayla Rooypen.

"It is a privilege to be able to vote and it is very important. It's important because we are fortunate enough to have a democracy to exercise those rights. We should enjoy them and make full use of them. If everyone tries, we should achieve a good enough result. If you have concerns about the country, you should vote to try and make some kind of change."

Video by: Londiwe Gumede

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