The University of Cape Town’s academic staff are set to down tools for the first time in the history of the institution, protesting against a 3% salary rise, which they say is “insulting and derisory”.

On Sunday, prof Kelley Moult, leader of the Academics’ Union (AU) salary bargaining team, told Business Day that the union and the university will attend another conciliation at the CCMA on Monday or Tuesday...

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