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
What We Do
News & Highlights
With impressive credentials and a career that has been focused on health and social issues, Elize Joubert brings a new energy to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) in her new role as CEO. On 9 November 2015, Joubert was announced as the African Continental Winner for Welfare and Civil Society Organisations at the 2015 Africa’s Most Influential Women (MIW) in Business and Government Awards.
CANSA is proud to announce that Elize Joubert, Acting CEO of CANSA, won the award for ‘Country Winner from South Africa and SADC South Regional’ in the 2015 Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government Awards!
The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) announced that CANSA’s Acting CEO and COO, Elize Joubert, won two awards on Tuesday 28 July, in the 2015 Africa’s Most Influential Women (MIW) in Business & Government Awards…
CANSA is proud to announce that Dr Nirvadha Singh, a member of the Governors Committee for CANSA, has been conferred the title of Ambassador of World Peace (Shantidoot) in Pilani, Rajasthan, India at The International World Peace Conference (7 September 2013).
In compliance with the PAIA and in terms of our commitment to promoting transparency, accountability and effective governance, the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has compiled an information manual which outlines the procedures to be followed in requesting access to information.
It is with great sadness that we have received word of previous CANSA CEO, Sue Janse van Rensburg’s passing, after a recurrence of cancer. Sue was a cancer Survivor of over 30 years and served CANSA and our cause for nine years in the capacity of CEO. We herewith extend our condolences to her family and loved ones. We will always hold her very dear in our memories and her legacy will live on, as CANSA continues to care for & support those affected by cancer and strives to reduce cancer risk through screening & education.