On Monday several universities and colleges across South Africa cancelled lectures, with the University of KwaZulu-Natal suspending classes for the rest of the week.

Students countrywide are demanding that those who are in debt be allowed to register and that historical debt be cancelled.

In the memorandum, students outlined a list of student’s demands including clearing of historical debt for all students and registration for all first-year students to be allowed to proceed, while the government is still sorting out the funding challenges.

They also want a 0% increase for the 2021 academic year.

In the midst of the protests, we take a look at countries in Africa that offer free higher/tertiary education: