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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 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
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CANSA Receives PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Award

15 February 2016: CANSA, for the second year in a row, received the 2015 Diamond Arrow Award from PMR Africa (Outstanding-1st overall) for the National Survey on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programmes and Initiatives in the NGO Category.

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Published: 9 Dec 2016 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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85ste Herdenking – KANSA en Kanker Geskiedenis

Hoogtepunte van KANSA se 85ste bestaansjaar, asook van dienslewering deur die jare…

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Published: 8 Dec 2016 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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85 Year Anniversary: CANSA & Cancer History

Highlights of CANSA’s 85 years of service to those affected by cancer…

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Published: 8 Dec 2016 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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Celebrating 85 Years of Working Towards a World Without Cancer

Each decade, since its humble beginnings in the 1930s, CANSA has steadily developed a comprehensive service to the public, making a positive difference to thousands of South Africans affected by cancer. This August we celebrate 85 years of working towards a world without cancer…

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Published: 8 Dec 2016 | Last Updated: 1 Mar 2018
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KANSA Vier 85 Jaar se Stryd om ‘n Wêreld Sonder Kanker te Skep

Niemand sou in 1931 kon voorspel wat ‘n grootskaalse en wydverspreide impak die Nasionale Kankervereniging, soos dit toe genoem is, sou gehad het toe dit in daardie jaar gestig is nie. Vandag speel die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika (KANSA) ‘n leidende rol in kankernavorsing en die ontwikkeling van die beleid en beheer van kanker, sowel as die voorsiening van sorg, ondersteuning en opleiding aan Suid-Afrikaners wat geraak word deur hierdie gevreesde siekte.

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Published: 8 Dec 2016 | Last Updated: 1 Mar 2018
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Video Messages: Celebrating CANSA’s 85th Anniversary

Video messages congratulating CANSA on 85 years of service to those affected by cancer…

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Published: 7 Dec 2016 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA Fighting Cancer at the UICC World Cancer Congress

The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) is a member organisation of the global body Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).  is proud to be attending the UICC World Cancer Congress, taking place from 31 October to 3 November 2016 in Paris, France. “We unite the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.”

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Published: 2 Nov 2016 | Last Updated: 10 Mar 2021
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CANSA Public Service Announcement Radio Ads

CANSA would like to thank the SABC Foundation for providing airtime to broadcast our public service announcement (PSA). The ads were aired on Good Hope, SAFM and Lesedi.

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Published: 8 Mar 2016 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: About CANSA, Balanced Lifestyle

KANSA Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte Gesondheidskenner & Voorstaander van Sosiale en Maatskaplike Kwessies

17 November 2015: Met indrukwekkende getuigskrifte en ‘n loopbaan wat tot dusver gerig was op gesondheid en maatskaplike en sosiale kwessies, bring Elize Joubert splinternuwe energie, ervaring en bestuursvernuf na die Kankervereniging van Suid-Afrika in haar nuwe rol as KANSA se Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte.

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Published: 18 Nov 2015 | Last Updated: 1 Mar 2018
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CANSA Appoints Award-winning Health & Social Issues Advocate as CEO

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.

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Published: 18 Nov 2015 | Last Updated: 1 Mar 2018
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CANSA Highly Commended – 2015 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands Survey

Charity Category: CANSA ‘Highly Commended’ in 3rd Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands Survey…

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Published: 9 Sep 2015 | Last Updated: 29 Sep 2015
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CANSA CEO Wins National Award – Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business & Government 2015

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!

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Published: 28 Jul 2015 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA CEO / COO Wins at 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…

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Published: 19 Jan 2015 | Last Updated: 22 Jan 2018
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CANSA Most Trusted SA Charity – Readers Digest Survey 2014

CANSA has been rated ‘Most Trusted Charity’ in the 2014 Readers Digest Survey of Most Trusted Brands…

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Published: 15 Dec 2014 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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Dr Nirvadha Singh – Ambassador of World Peace

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).

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Published: 11 Dec 2014 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA 2011 – 80 Years of Excellence and Winning Awards

CANSA, 80 years old, was recently rated as South Africa’s 3rd most trusted and admired NGO by the Ask Afrika Trust Barometer in 2011 – having moved up from 4th place the previous year…

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Published: 11 Dec 2014 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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2010 – A Winning Year for CANSA

CANSA has been rated as one of South Africa’s most trusted and admired NGOs (Non-Governmental Organisation) operating in the country, according to the 2010 Ask Africa Trust Barometer results, as well as winning a number of other significant awards…

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Published: 9 Dec 2014 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA One of SA’s Most Trusted and Admired NGO’s

The 2010 Ask Afrika Trust Barometer has awarded CANSA 4th place in South Africa, in the category “Most admired NGO”…

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Published: 2 Dec 2014 | Last Updated: 14 Feb 2018
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CANSA Says Yes to Y.E.S Interns

CANSA welcomes the opportunity to assist these upcoming professionals in honing their skills.

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Published: 3 Jul 2010 | Last Updated: 11 Feb 2021
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Manual of Promotion to Access of Information Act (PAIA)

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.

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Published: 2 Jul 2010 | Last Updated: 19 Jul 2021
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