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 student Bhekekile Ndlovu who said she wanted the government to focus more on education and skills programmes for the youth after the elections.
"I want them (the government) to focus more on the students and the matriculants coming fresh from school. I want them to create more internships so they (students) can gain skills and I want them (government) to visit schools and motivate them," Bhekekile said.
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