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 100 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 19-year-old Mapaseka Mkhabela from Johannesburg.
"Yes, I will be voting... To be honest, initially I didn't care about it because, whatever, most people are complaining about this and then you elect someone and the situation is still the same," says Mapaseka. "But whatever I am voting for right now ... I can't say it's by choice but it's because I grew up in a family where if you're with something, you stick to something."
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