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26 April 2012

South Africa’s ‘born-frees’ come of age

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

South Africa’s “born frees” – a nickname for those born in the year of the country’s first free elections – turn 18 this year, coming of age at the same time as a democratic SA. While they acknowledge the importance of remembering the struggle, the future is where their focus lies.

It was on a tour of some popular heritage sites in Soweto, in Johannesburg’s south-west, in the winter of 2011 that 17-year-old Sekgabo Motshwane first came face to face with the reality that is South Africa’s apartheid history.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)