By Gugu Mbonambi
Tests were cancelled and lectures disrupted at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College campus in Durban on Tuesday as dozens of protesting students marched around the institution.
The strike - called by the students' representative council in support of their call for adequate transport for disabled students among other demands - has been declared illegal by the university.
Some of the other demands raised by the students include more stringent security measures on campus, an on-campus ambulance, sufficient accommodation and adequate financial aid packages to assist all the students who require funding.
Some students said they were not aware of the strike and were against violent behaviour demonstrated by their striking counterparts.