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 22-year-old Taariq Bardien.
"They (people) just want to take things and discriminate against other people for what they have and what they've worked for... All parties have ulterior motives. They all have some corruption maybe and I don't see the need to support any of these things," Taariq said when asked for reasons why he's not interested in voting in the upcoming elections.