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 20-year-old Nicole Thiel, who says she will not be voting this year.
"If you have a bunch of rights as a citizen you also have responsibilities and one of those is to say how you want the country to be run ... The key issues for me during this election are what political parties stances are on freedom of speech, on land, on economics and how they plan to distribute the country's finances"