Poor households in the uMsunduzi Municipality who use the pre-paid meter system have access to 200kWh of free basic electricity
Area in which they work: 12 areas in the uMsunduzi Municipality of the Umgungundlovu District
How many members: Core group of 50 (40 women and 10 men)
Target group: Poor households in uMsunduzi
Current organisational capacity: An advocacy group of concerned people, campaigning to achieve a specific objective; it does not aim to become a formal organisational structure at present.
· Main Activities: community mobilisation, advocacy and campaigning- social media, marches, pickets and demonstration, meetings with municipal officials and political parties.
The Electricity Action Group is a network of mostly women community activists, started in 2010, campaigning for access to affordable and sufficient electricity, including free basic electricity for poor households using the prepaid meter system in the Msunduzi Municipality. The EAG has more than 200 members across 10 communities in Msunduzi Municipality.