The City of Tshwane, which was left without a mayor, mayoral committee and municipal manager due to sustained political infighting, is now facing another political storm after the country’s biggest municipal workers’ union downed tools and embarked on a wildcat strike over salary increases.

The non-implementation of the salary increases is linked to the government’s decision to cut the public sector wage bill by more than R160bn over the next three years, a decision described by unions as a “declaration of war”...

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