The fourth President of Trinidad and Tobago, in office from 2003 to 2013. He was the first President of Trinidad and Tobago and head of state to have Amerindian ancestry. A chemical engineer by training, Richards was Principal of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad from 1984 to 1996. He previously worked for Shell Trinidad Ltd before joining the University of the West Indies in 1965.
The commission was set up to make recommendations for the transformation of the public service. Its terms of reference were published on 8 March 1996 (Government Gazette No. 17020), with the specific mandate to:
"inquire into the structures and functions of the public service and its statutory bodies; conduct an internal audit and review of each ministry, department, provincial administration, organisational component, office and agency concerning its objectives, structure, function, staffing, financing and related matters; and conduct a review and revision of the systems, routines and procedures of planning, budgeting and financial execution in the public service, to increase public accountability. with a view to making recommendations and proposals regarding the transformation and reform as envisaged in the White Paper on the Transformation of the Public Service, Notice No. 1227 of 1995, published in the Government Gazette No. 16838 of 24 November 1995."
In 1943‚ Rica Hodson became a fundraiser for the Springbok Legion‚ an organisation comprising ex-servicemen who opposed the rising threat of fascism in South Africa. Hodgson joined the SACP in 1946 and‚ in 1953‚ was a founding member of the Congress of Democrats (COD)‚ which organised white progressives into the mainstream Congress Alliance headed by the ANC. She was the national secretary of the COD until August 1954‚ when she was served with banning orders‚ under the Suppression of Communism Act. Hodgson served on the national action council of the 1955 Congress of the People. In 1957‚ she became secretary of the Treason Trial Defence Fund following the arrest of 156 people and‚ in 1961‚ for the Johannesburg branch of the Defence and Aid Fund‚ South Africa. In 1959‚ she was secretary for the production King Kong that sought to promote black jazz musicians and non-racial performances.
Hodgson was detained during the 1960 state of emergency. In the build up to the launch of the joint SACP-ANC military wing uMkhonto weSizwe (MK)‚ The Hodgson’s flat in Hillbrow‚ Johannesburg‚ was used to produce explosives for the 1961 Sabotage Campaign. In 1962‚ in the same flat‚ she and Jack Hodgson, whom she married in 1945, were placed under house arrest.
They left the country illegally in mid-1963 to set up a transit centre outside Lobatse in then Bechuanaland for MK cadres en-route to training abroad. From 1964 to 1981‚ Hodgson worked for the British Defence and Aid Fund and headed the welfare section of the International Defence and Aid Fund‚ covertly channelling funds for the defence of apartheid prisoners and the support of their families. Hodgson also assisted in SACP‚ ANC and MK work‚ and the Hodgson’s London flat was meeting place for Jack and others producing underground material for the struggle at home.
Hodgson joined her son‚ Spencer and his family in the development of the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom College‚ established in Tanzania after the 1976 Soweto uprising.
Hodgson returned to South Africa in 1991 after the unbanning of the SACP and the ANC.
Elson Bakili Muluzi is a Malawian politician who was the first freely elected President of Malawi from 1994 to 2004. He was also chairman of the United Democratic Front until 2009. He succeeded Hastings Kamuzu Banda as Malawi's president.
The Who are an English rock band formed in London in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle and drummer Keith Moon.
The Commission of Enquiry into the Structure and Functioning of the Courts (the Hoexter Commission) was appointed on 29 November 1979. Its terms of reference were, to inquire into the structure and functioning of the courts . . . and to make recommendations .. . on the desirability of changes which may lead to the more efficient and expeditious administration of justice. The Chairman was Justice GG Hoexter.