Why South Africa’s Born-Free Generation is Not Happy

Students cheer after the Cecil Rhodes statue was removed from the University of Cape Town in South Africa on 9 April 2015

The new generation can’t remember the sacrifices of the old.  It’s time for them to make things worse.

The coming together of the nation Nelson Mandela worked so hard for appears to have stalled.

The “rainbow nation” he spoke so much about is being seen as a failed project by many young, particularly black, South Africans.

The voices are loud and while not all are predicting doom, they are demanding change.

More change than South Africa has given them in its first 21 years of democracy.

Why now?

Perhaps it is because the first generation of those black South Africans who were “born free” – after the end of apartheid in 1994 – are coming of age.

Read more at BBC News

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