groundWork is a non-profit, environmental justice NGO working in Southern Africa, founded in 1999. The organisation’s vision is to see communities affected by industrial pollution better equipped to defend and promote their environmental rights at the local, national and international level.

groundWork seeks to improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in South Africa, and increasingly in Southern Africa, through assisting civil society to have a greater impact on environmental governance. groundWork places particular emphasis on assisting vulnerable and previously disadvantaged people who are most affected by environmental injustices.

Main areas of work:

  • Climate and Energy Justice
  • Coal
  • Environmental Justice School
  • Environmental Health
    • Global Green and Healthy Hospitals
    • Mercury
  • Media, Information and Publications
  • Waste