#BornFree: 'Voting is important because you have a say'

By Elections team Time of article published Apr 29, 2019

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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 student Neo Roberts.

"I will encourage my friends to vote... because voting is important. You have a say and when you [have a] say, government has to listen to you because you contributed, you voted for them". 

Video: Khanyisile Ngcobo

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