Acronym formed on Iron and Steel (Industrial) Corporation.
A corporation producing iron and steel, established (as a parastatal) in 1928. Also attributive, and figurative.
[1928Act 11 inStat. of Union 160Upon a date to be determined by the Governor-General and notified by proclamation in the Gazette there shall be constituted and incorporated a company, under the name of the South African Iron and Steel Industrial Corporation, Limited.]
1943‘J. Burger’Black Man’s Burden 199At the Iscor (Iron and Steel Corporation) works, in 1939, Afrikaner workers, organised by the Nationalists, held protest meetings against the alleged discharge of European workers who were to be replaced by Natives.
1972Weekend Post 14 Oct. 1Senator Horwood said an agreement..was being negotiated between Iscor and the Steelworkers Union.
c1988S. Afr. 1987–8: Off. Yrbk (Bureau for Info.) 431Iscor was established in Pretoria in 1928 to promote the development of the iron and steel and allied industries. Iscor today has three plants..which produced 6,2-million tons of liquid steel in 1984/85.
1990StaffriderVol.9No.1, 32High-ranking public officials in our land must be made of very firm material. Iscor steel.
1991I. Berelowitz inWeekend Argus 26 Jan. (Weekender) 2He gained a concession to collect all old scrap iron and formed the Union Steel Company, the forerunner of Iscor.
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