1. In responding to disaster intervention, it was reported that an amount of R56 million has been received to address the backlog. The province was developing a plan to respond to future disasters and the report would be forwarded to the Committee. 2. With regard to blocked projects, the province reported that it had 40 blocked projects, of which some were inherited from Thubelisha. For the following projects, namely Ngquza Hill, Mt Ayliff and Mt Frere, it was reported that contractors had been appointed to unblock them. The Kenta Developer contract was terminated in March 2011. The provincial department undertook to provide a list of planned projects to be unblocked in some areas such as Cacadu District Municipality, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) and the Buffalo City Municipality. In Maclear in Ukhahlamba District Municipality, a contractor which was appointed to construct 220 units withdrew due to a lack of access roads to the project. It was reported that a decision was taken that all projects above R5 million would have to be approved by a tender board. 3. Rectification programme - Matatiele projects were set for 2012/13, and the Zimbane Waterfall project was waiting funding from the national department. In NMBM a re-rectification was done. In Ducats second level assessments were conducted and the rectification would be implemented in 2012/13. It was also discovered that there were only eight sites that were suitable for development on the vacant land. Temporary shelters were provided. In Sweet Waters a contractor's contract was terminated due to non- performance. 4. Contractor development programme - 17 contractors were trained in NMBM and the provincial department was assisting with mentorship. 5. Alternative technology - 28 companies were registered, however only seven qualified with every specification. Projects were allocated for construction at Port St John's, Matatiele and OR Tambo rural areas. In terms of Molterno Airstrip projects, services had been installed. However it was reported that alternative technology would no longer be implemented. The project was on open tender and 500 units were targeted. The project where 1127 units were to be constructed was also challenged by bulk infrastructure provision and the beneficiary list registration. 6. In Ducat, pit latrines have been emptied and some repaired. However, the province had requested the Buffalo City Municipality to incorporate Ducats in its plans. 7. With regard to office space, the provincial department indicated that it had purchased land in King Williams Town where it was going to construct its offices and also accommodate the sanitation team. 8. The Development Bank of Southern Africa has a People's Housing Process project in Mqanduli and was also providing training to skill the communities. 9. On the issue of illegal occupancy, the province was collaborating with the police to remove illegal beneficiaries and was trying to bring on board the eligible beneficiaries, thus include challenges in Jansenvelle, Klipplaat and Dansandi. 10. It was also reported that the province had 650 projects in its database. 11. In regard to research capacity, the province indicated that it was in the process of signing an agreement with Nelson Mandela Bay University. 12. The risk management plan had been presented to the provincial risk management committee.