Published on 17th October 2018

The Born Free Generation - Mandela's Children

  • Students of the prestigious African Leadership Academy in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • A juvenile in the youth prison in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africa's crime rates are amongst one of the highest in the world. Many youngsters commit crimes, simply to make a living.

  • High school student Lauren-Lee (18), with her daughter Nerusha in the streets of Manneberg. Manenberg is an area in Cape Town where mostly coloureds are living. The area is gang ridden and it is dangerous for children to go to school, as bullets fly through the streets.

  • Noluthando Mbali (21) together with her mother at their home on the outskirts of Pretoria. Noluthando studies pr at her University and is well known because she is a radio host on her campus radio station.

  • Models wait in line during a contest of the South African Fashion Week in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Jano (13) and his mother Janomi in the car on the way to Jano's school. Jano attended the racist camp organised by the Kommandokorps. His mother firmly believes South Africa was a better country during apartheid times.

  • Jano (13) on his bed. Jano attended the racist camp organised by the Kommandokorps. His mother firmly believes South Africa was a better country during apartheid times.

  • Innocent Moreku (21) loves fashion, he has his own stall in the city centre of Pretoria, where he sells second hand clothing.

  • A boy gets searched by the police in Manenberg. Manenberg is an area in Cape Town where mostly coloureds are living. The area is gang ridden and it is dangerous for children to go to school, as bullets fly through the streets.

  • Lauren-Lee leaves the house together with her prom date. The prom is held yearly at the end of high school in Manenberg (which is only finished by 22.2 % of the population). The big end of the year prom, to mark the end of the last year of school, is one of the most important celebrations in teenage life. Lauren-Lee attends Phoenix Secondary School, the school had to be closed down in 2013, due to the shootings in the streets of Manenberg.

  • Children during the first hour in school, in a rural school in Bela Bela, South Africa.

  • The 21st birthday of Jason Noah in Pretoria, South Africa. Jason Noah made money by Forex trading. He has 135.000 followers on Instagram, mainly guys and girls of his age that also want to become rich by Forex trading. He teaches others how to trade, and makes money by doing so.

  • Ofentse (26) together with his boyfriend Lewis (21) on the Nelson Mandela bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • A maid cleanes the house of a family who lives on a farm in Rietfontein, South Africa.

  • People try to order drinks at a concert of Desmond and the Tutu's in a bar in Parkhust, Johannesburg, South Africa.

  • Children during a break in a middle school in rural South Africa.

  • Natalie de Wee (18) in her prom dress.
    The prom is held yearly at the end of high school in Manenberg (which is only finished by 22.2 % of the population). The big end of the year prom, to mark the end of the last year of school, is one of the most important celebrations in teenage life. Lauren-Lee attends Phoenix Secondary School, the school had to be closed down in 2013, due to the shootings in the streets of Manenberg.

  • Boys get searched by the police in Manenberg. Manenberg is an area in Cape Town where mostly coloureds are living. The area is gang ridden and it is dangerous for children to go to school, as bullets fly through the streets.

  • The 21st birthday of Jason Noah in Pretoria, South Africa. Jason Noah made money by Forex trading. He has 135.000 followers on Instagram, mainly guys and girls of his age that also want to become rich by Forex trading. He teaches others how to trade, and makes money by doing so.

  • 'Self defence training' for Afrikaner boys, organised by right wing organisation Kommandokorps. The boys in the photographs all went to the right wing Kommandokorps camp, where an old apartheid Major, Kolonel Franz Jooste, told them that the rainbow generation does not exist.

The Born Free Generation - Mandela's Children


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