Fonds BC1006 - Iscor Appeal Papers

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Iscor Appeal Papers


  • 1969-1974 (Creation)

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ca.300 items; 3 archive boxes

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This collection was donated to the University of Cape Town Libraries in 1991 by Dr F K Mitchell MBChB (UCT 1941) DPH (UCT 1946), former Medical Officer of Health of the Divisional Council of the Cape, in Cape Town. In 1973 ISCOR proposed extending their Pretoria Steel Works considerably. Their application, in terms of the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act, was refused. Iscor lodged an Appeal, which was heard by a specially appointed Appeal Board, and turned down. The members of this Appeal Board were Justice G Viljoen (Chairman), Prof S P Jackson, Professor of Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Dr F.K.Mitchell. This Appeal, the first ever, remains the only Appeal to date to have been made in terms of the Act. It is therefore of historical importance in the story of South Africa's control Air Pollution.

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Donated in 1991 by Dr FK Mitchell, a member of the Appeal Board specially appointed to hear the appeal of ISCOR against the refusal of their application in 1973 to extend their Pretoria Steel Works.

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Documents relating to an appeal by ISCOR in terms of the Atmospheric Pollution Prevention Act in 1973.


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  • English

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  • English



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