(a country having) a form of government in which the people freely elect representatives to govern them.
─ Pharos English Dictionary for South African Schools
as free as (the) air / a bird ─ Completely free.
─ Pharos Afrikaans-English/English-Afrikaans Dictionary
The Born Frees are the young people born in South African in 1994 (the year of the first fully democratic election) or thereafter. They are also referred to as the 'born free generation', because they were born in or since the year in which the 'free' South African was born or because they were perceived to be 'free' from the conditions of their forebears. The name was possibly modelled on the title of Joy Adamson’s book Born Free, the story of Elsa the lion. There are those who disapprove of the term, as they maintain that it implies that all is well with this generation – they are born free from poverty or deprivation - and that they are being encouraged to ignore the past, to feel 'free' to forget.
─ Say again? The other side of South African English
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