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1931 - 2021. 90 Year Anniversary

Who We Are

A leader in the fight against cancer in SA, since 1931, the purpose of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), is to offer a unique, integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer.

It’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit leader that enables research with regards to lowering cancer risk, educating the public regarding symptoms, screening and risk reduction, and providing care and support to all people affected by cancer.

Furthermore our Advocacy team performs a Watchdog Role striving to ensure that South African policy makers are influenced with regards to important cancer control issues, and patients’ right to healthcare is protected. Read more….

CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. Our aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.*

Your support helps us to continue the fight against cancer in South Africa and brings us closer to the challenge of a cancer-free society within our generation. Let this become our legacy to our children and generations to come.

* The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them. Read more…

Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) number – Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): 130001397
Non Profit Organisation Registration number – Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA): 000-524 NPO

Gary Rom Gives Back to Survivors in Style for CANSA’s 90th

CANSA is excited to be partnering with Gary Rom Hairdressing to celebrate 90 years of fighting cancer through research, education and support. Gary Rom is giving back to CANSA Survivors in style by offering 90 cancer survivors the Gary Rom hair experience at salons countrywide. #HairTellsAStory #CANSA90

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Published: 5 May 2021 | Last Updated: 9 Jul 2021
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90 Years of Making Cancer Research Possible

CANSA is turning 90 this year and we’ve always had a heart for supporting cancer research and is one of the largest local funders of cancer research in South Africa. Our research programmes aim to target the challenges of cancer risk reduction, early detection and cancer survivorship in South Africa.

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Published: 30 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 12 May 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Highlights, CANSA Research, Notice Board

RSG Interview CANSA 90th Anniversary

Maria Scholtz, CANSA Head of Sustainability chats on RSG about CANSA’s 90th Anniversary celebrations and services…

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Published: 29 Apr 2021 | Last Updated: 12 May 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary

Published: 15 Mar 2021 | Last Updated: 15 Mar 2021
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CANSA – 90 Years of Service

We are celebrating a remarkable milestone in our history. CANSA is celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year. First opening its doors in 1931, the organisation has continued to evolve to meet the needs of cancer patients and loved ones throughout the years.

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Published: 26 Feb 2021 | Last Updated: 17 May 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Highlights

CANSA – Loeries Official Ranking 2020

We are proud to announce that CANSA has been ranked 23rd out of the top 25 company rankings in The Loeries Official Ranking.

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Published: 11 Feb 2021
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CANSA Website Terms and Conditions of Use

CANSA Promotion to Access of Information Act (PAIA) Manual Dec2011 CANSA POPIA Policy (July 2021) How CANSA uses Cookies Revised 23 July 2020 These terms and conditions listed below are the general terms and conditions that govern the use of this website, as well as access to the content, services and information offered on this […]

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Published: 7 Sep 2020 | Last Updated: 19 Jul 2021
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CANSA a Member of Patient User Network

CANSA is part of the Patient User Network which is an alliance of Healthcare NPOs focused on equitable healthcare including imporvement f patient rights, access to treatments, and provision of critical services and infrastructure, with the aim to improve overall health for all South African residents, through collective advocacy and awarenesss.

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Published: 4 May 2020 | Last Updated: 29 May 2020
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CANSA Partners

CANSA Seal of Recognition Partners Cause Related Marketing Partners Corporate Social Investment Partners CANSA Advocacy Partners

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Published: 13 Mar 2020 | Last Updated: 26 Apr 2021
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CANSA a Finalist at the Vision 2030 Awards: South Africa’s Future Makers

The annual Vision 2030 Awards have announced their 2019 finalists and CANSA is a finalist in the Health Care Category. The winners will be announced and celebrated on 20 November 2019 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni.

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Published: 20 Oct 2019 | Last Updated: 25 Jan 2021
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CANSA a Finalist in National Business Awards

CANSA has been nominated as a finalist in the 17th Annual National Business Awards, in the category ‘Customer Focus’. The winners will be announced and celebrated on 21 November 2019.

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Published: 20 Oct 2019 | Last Updated: 25 Jan 2021
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SANCDA Accepted as a Member of the Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD)

CANSA is a founding partner of the South African Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (SANCDA), which was recently accepted as a member of the Non Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCDA).

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Published: 25 Feb 2019 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About CANSA, Advocacy

How Referrals to CANSA Work

The responsibility rests with patients to contact CANSA for assistance. CANSA is not informed of any diagnoses / of patients being treated at medical centres. Family need to obtain permission from patients, before CANSA may contact them.

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Published: 18 Jan 2019 | Last Updated: 13 Mar 2021
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CANSA Whistle Blowers Service

Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd is an independent subscription service, offering a 24 / 7 free call facility enabling employees or third parties to anonymously blow the whistle on irregularities within the subscribing company. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has secured the services of Whistle Blowers as of July 2018.

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Published: 13 Aug 2018 | Last Updated: 13 Aug 2018
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CANSA CEO Attends Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017

Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO, is representing South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCD Alliance) at the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum, 9th-11th December, 2017, in Sharjah, UAE. This year’s theme is “Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count”. #NCDAF2017.12.08

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Published: 8 Jan 2018 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About CANSA, Advocacy

SABC 3 Interview: How CANSA is Fighting Cancer in SA

CANSA’s National Advocacy Co-Ordinator, was interviewed about the role that CANSA plays in the fight against cancer in SA. The interview was broadcast on Saturday, 13th November 2016 on SABC3’s An Nur the Light.

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Published: 9 Dec 2017 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA and its CEO Announced as 2017 National Business Awards Finalists

Against strong competition, Elize Joubert, CEO of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has been confirmed as a finalist in the 15th annual National Business Awards, in the ‘Top Performing Business Leader of the Year Award’ category. Further, CANSA the organisation has been listed as a finalist in the ‘Top Performing Public Service Award’ category. CANSA and Joubert will compete for the Winner’s Trophy on 16 November 2017, at Emperors Palace.

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Published: 1 Nov 2017 | Last Updated: 23 Nov 2017
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CANSA CEO is UICC Delegate at 67th Session WHO Regional Committee for Africa

The Cancer Association of South Africa’s CEO, Elize Joubert, is joining the 67th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 28th August to 1st September 2017, as the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) delegate, on behalf of UICC Management, and delivering statements at this meeting.

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Published: 29 Aug 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
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CANSA Announced 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Awards Winner in Public Service Category

Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO, who was also a Finalist in the Award Category, Female Public Sector Leader Award, said, “This award is a welcome acknowledgement for all the great work CANSA does to empower women to spearhead the fight against cancer. And it’s also wonderful recognition for every women at CANSA, staff and volunteers that are rendering and living our mission.”

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Published: 18 Aug 2017 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA & CEO Announced 2017 ‘Standard Bank Top Women Awards’ Finalists

Elize Joubert, CEO of CANSA is proud to join the ranks of the Awards’ alumni, as a Finalist in the Award Category, Female Public Sector Leader Award. CANSA, the organisation, has also been named as a finalist in the Public Service category. The Award Ceremony will take place on the 17th August 2017…

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Published: 8 Aug 2017 | Last Updated: 22 Jan 2018
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CANSA CEO Participating NCD Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme

CANSA’s CEO, Elize Joubert, is participating as a member of the SA NCD Alliance in the NCD Advocacy Institute Accelerator Programme, taking place from 20 – 24 May 2017, during the 70th Session of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Published: 22 May 2017 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
Categories: About CANSA, Advocacy

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