N.R.C., noun1

Origin:
Initial letters of Native Recruiting Corporation.
historical
An organization established in 1912 by the Chamber of Mines to recruit black mine labourers from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana. Also attributive.
Note:
On 1 January 1977, the N.R.C. merged with the WNLA to form Teba.
1942 Off. Yr Bk of Union No. 22, 1941 (Union Office of Census & Statistics) 783The Native Recruiting Corporation (the N.R.C.). This Corporation obtains labour from the Union, Swaziland, Basutoland and the portion of Bechuanaland south of Latitude 22° South. The system of N.R.C. offices which has been established throughout these areas, is supplemented by nearly 400 independent recruiting agents, usually traders, whose recruiting activities are supervised by the Government and the N.R.C. The natives obtained reach the mines through the central depot of the W.N.L.A. During 1940, the mines obtained 252,000 natives from these areas.
1948 E. Rosenthal Afr. Switzerland 192H.M. Taberer may be regarded as the creator of the N.R.C. system. He belongs to that group of instinctively-skilled administrators of the African, who understand their every thought, and whom they rewarded with the title of ‘Father’.
1962 A.P. Cartwright Gold Miners 216The W.N.L.A. and the N.R.C. now bring some four-hundred thousand natives to the mines every year.
1972 W.P. Kirsten in Std Encycl. of Sn Afr. VII. 442The mining industry has two labour organisations, the main objects of which are to recruit indigenous labourers and to facilitate their journeys to and from the mines. These are the Witwatersrand Native Labour Association (W.N.L.A.), established in 1902, and the Native Recruiting Corporation (N.R.C.), which was founded ten years later. Both organisations are under the same management.
An organization established in 1912 by the Chamber of Mines to recruit black mine labourers from South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, and Botswana. Also attributive.

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