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#BornFree: 'Our campus is a very political space, we actually do care'

Published Apr 8, 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 20-year-old student Sphephelo Xulu.

Sphephelo says: "I am concerned about voting and I actually do care because I think as a student most of our problems, what we're not satisfied with as students, are embedded within the main major political parties... The campus is a very political space ... we actually care about service delivery and how things are distributed."

Video by: Londiwe Gumede

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