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Air Quality

groundWork seeks to assist South African communities affected by air pollution to defend their environmental interests at local, national and international levels. Go to Air Quality campaigns


The practice of waste incineration and poor health care waste management have very detrimental impacts on the environment and human health. 
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Environmental Health

groundWork works with community people to better understand the link between their health and the pollution they are exposed to. Go to Environmental Health campaigns

Fracked newsletter

groundWork produces a range of publications including quarterly newsletters, annual reports, fact sheets, information booklets and press releases.
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Cement portal

This site aims to consolidate information about cement kilns, especially those burning waste, and the communities that are opposing this practice.
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groundWork regularly compiles fact sheets on topical issues in the Southern Africa environmental field.

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