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Community groups connecting around agro-ecological gardening

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On the 24th June members from the Electricity Action Group visited with Sizonqoba Women’s Group and Hlakaniphani Women’s Group in Gezubuso and Trustfeed respectively. The idea to connect with and learn with groups that were engaged around agro-ecological gardening came about through the Electricity Action Group’s

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Electricity Action Group launches an affordability campaign in the city

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On Sunday 27th April, Freedom Day, the Electricity Action Group launched its campaign around the idea that the access to services by all is intrinsic to dignity, humanity, justice and freedom.

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The Electricity Action Group visiting the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee

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The Electricity Action Group and PACSA visited comrades from the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee (SECC) in Dube, Soweto and the Landless People’s Movement in Protea South. The visit was to connect with the SECC to think and learn together around questions of electricity, human dignity and the nature of capital, the state and democracy in contemporary South Africa.

The space to share thoughts on everyday struggles, stories of history, strategies and state responses to citizen solidarity was powerful.

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Development goal

Poor households in the uMsunduzi Municipality who use the pre-paid meter system  have access to 200kWh of free basic electricity

  • Brief Description:
  • 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.

    Meet the Electricity Action Group (EAG), a PACSA Community Partner group

    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.

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