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#BornFree: 'Elections should focus on issues facing our youth'

Published May 3, 2019



 -  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 24-year-old Nicole who says elections should be geared toward addressing the issues which face South Africa's young people. 

"I feel as though elections should focus on issues more severely faced by our youth and these include unemployment - especially graduate unemployment and especially people of colour; violence against women, violence in our community and gang violence," said Nicole.

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