Umzimvubu Local Municipality Disability Forum in partnership with the National Home Builders Registration Council (NHRBC) hosted a training conference which took place over a 3 day period at Emaxhesibeni town hall. This is a government initiative by NHBRC together with Umzimvubu Local municipality to empower local residents and the disabled community in particular.

The National Home Builders Registration Council is there to regulate and monitor the settlement and housing of people in society as per their constitutional right under the human settlements act.208 of 1996. Programme facilitator, Mr. Ntloko elaborated in more detail while taking his class through the cons and pros of the housing industry.

Community members who attended the initiative in large numbers are expected to be inducted to an in-depth practical training funded by NHBRC over a 9 month period. On that note Assistant Manager for Communications and SPU, Nonceba Fikeni together with representatives from NHBRC negotiated for the following courses to done during this 9th month period; Construction Management, Project Management and Financial Management for non-financial managers.

Smiling with much awaited anticipation, Nolitha Sandla from Mount Ayliff (Emaxhesibeni) said that she found the training very crucial to her development while she also elaborated more on proper planning procedures involved in building solid foundations. On a slightly different tone, the chief secretary of the disability forum Mr. BJ Ndamse expressed his thoughts on the initiative and mentioned the need for more mentorship and incubation of disabled individuals in communities.​​