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About CANSA

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

CANSA Celebrating 90 Years – Together We Give

CANSA, founded in 1931, has reached an extraordinary milepost, celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. CANSA has remained relevant, highly adaptable, and resilient, through refining its focus and service offerings to better meet the needs of those affected by cancer and educate the public on how to lower cancer risk…

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Published: 24 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 25 Nov 2021
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Virtual Celebration Invite: Conversations with CANSA – Celebrating 90 Years

On Giving Tuesday, 30 November 2021 from 12:00 to 13:15, CANSA invites the public to join a virtual celebration of CANSA’s 90th birthday ‘Conversations with CANSA – Celebrating 90 Years’, on CANSA’s Facebook page or YouTube. This will also be an opportunity for the public to make an online donation in support of the efforts CANSA makes to help those affected by cancer. #TogetherWeGive #GivingTuesday #CANSA90th

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Published: 22 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Elize Joubert CANSA CEO and Board Member

Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO: ” I appreciate being able to make a positive difference in a cancer patient or loved one’s life through CANSA. I am immensely proud of all CANSA’s achievements, and to have played a role in this organisation for 30 years.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 25 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Prof Patrick Arbuthnot CANSA Board Member

Prof Patrick Arbuthnot, Board member: “CANSA carries out valuable, compassionate work to assist people whose lives are affected by cancer. The organisation supports research, which is important to tackle problems that are particularly important to South Africa.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Dr Rosie Mngqibisa CANSA Board Member

Dr Rosie Mngqbisa, Board member: “CANSA has a national footprint and its vision to make its service available to under-served communities inspired me to be part of the team. I admire CANSA’s education and support service, despite the challenges that they have faced over the years. Their innovation in reaching communities regardless of the restrictions introduced by the pandemic and passion of staff to achieve this has been most admirable.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Judge Dhaya Pillay CANSA Board Member

Judge Dhaya Pillay, Board member: “I serve on the Board of CANSA because of its universal appeal as an organisation committed to service of vulnerable people. As a judge, I am cautious about the organisations I associate myself with. Serving with like-minded people selflessly committed to the highest ethical standards, reassures me that this is where I want to be.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Jené Palmer CANSA Board Member

Jené Palmer, Board member: “CANSA admirably symbolises the hope, determination and endurance demonstrated by cancer patients and those affected by cancer. Even though the organisation has faced many challenges, it continues to fight to serve others. This is a fitting tribute to the employees and volunteers who selflessly give of their time and energy to research different aspects of cancer; educate the public and encourage healthy lifestyles; and provide support for cancer patients and those affected by cancer.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Peter Mukheli CANSA CFO and Board Member

Peter Mukheli, CANSA CFO and Board member: “My message to CANSA is to continue to grow its support services, as this makes a tangible impact on communities, and to enable more awareness of cancer.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Dr Martin Mandew CANSA Board Member

Dr Martin Mandew, Board member: “The support that CANSA gives to ordinary people, many of whom do not understand the complex challenges that a cancer diagnosis will present, is extremely valuable.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Bothwell Mazarura CANSA Board Member

Bothwell Mazarura, Board member: “I believe CANSA is playing a key role in advancing awareness and research which is vital to saving lives. Education and awareness play a significant role in getting rid of myths surrounding the disease and allows for early detection and treatment especially amongst our black communities.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Bugs Pancha President CANSA Board

Bugs Pancha, President Board: “I serve CANSA because of the joy I get from working with the most dedicated and committed team. Within the next 10 years I would like to see CANSA’s research, education and support programmes expanded and reaching all people in our country.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021 | Last Updated: 25 Nov 2021
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All Aboard for CANSA 90th – Vuyokazi Memani-Sedile Chairperson CANSA Board

Vuyokazi Memani-Sedile, Chairperson Board: “In the words of Madiba ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’. The more people we educate the more the word can be spread so that people can get checked for cancer or get treatment earlier.”

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Published: 22 Nov 2021
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Fighting Cancer Together with Motsepe Foundation

In late October 2021, CANSA was thrilled to be presented with a generous donation, of R1 million from the Motsepe Foundation, at the African Fashion International opening function held in Gauteng…

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Published: 31 Oct 2021 | Last Updated: 24 Nov 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Highlights, Media Releases & News, Our Corporate Social Investment Partners

CANSA Asks – Do You Read Labels on Food Products and Other Items?

CANSA marks 90 years in August and as part of the celebrations, is proud to announce that its Seal of Recognition Programme is revitalised to further benefit consumers by helping to educate them to make smart, informed choices when purchasing products and to help lower cancer risk…

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Published: 11 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 4 Oct 2021
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Revitalising the CANSA Seal of Recognition Programme

As part of CANSA’s 90th birthday, we are revitalising our Seal of Recognition as well as introducing our new category, Physical Activity….

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Published: 11 Aug 2021 | Last Updated: 30 Sep 2021
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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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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
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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: 1 Sep 2021
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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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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 are 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 Jan 2021 | Last Updated: 23 Nov 2021
Categories: About CANSA, CANSA 90th Anniversary, CANSA Research, Notice Board

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