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Tekkie Tax – Make the Circle Bigger

Afrikaanse Media Vrystelling

31 March 2020International Tekkie Tax Day will be celebrated on Friday, 31 July 2020. CANSA invites the public to ‘make the circle bigger’ by encouraging all their contacts to join them in paying their Tekkie Tax and helping to fund CANSA’s educational programmes around lowering risk for cancer.

Maria Scholtz, CANSA’s Head of Sustainability says, “After the COVID-19 national lockdown, this will be a way that everyone can help by supporting Tekkie Tax, however you can take action and order now. CANSA relies on funds raised to enable us to continue educating communities about the importance of cancer screening and lowering cancer risk. We believe that early detection is key, in order to diagnose cancer in its initial stages, for a better treatment outcome.”

View the reach of CANSA’s screening and educational health campaigns…

Participating is easy:

1. Make the Circle BIGGER with the new ‘One for All and All for One’ sticker – R10
2. Choose the education badge to support CANSA – R10
3. Make your Tekkies proud and lace them up with a set of the uniquely branded Tekkie Tax shoelaces – R40 plus sticker
4. Get your 2020 Campaign t-shirt – available in denim blue and light grey – R100 adults | R80 kids

And you ready for National Tekkie Tax Day.

Tekkie Tax order forms may be requested from Maria Scholtz, email

“We hope the public will take hands by challenging their friends to participate, and proudly wearing stickers, badges and Tekkies on Friday, 31st July, International Tekkie Tax Day, joining in the fun and supporting CANSA.” Scholtz concludes.

(For more information, please contact Maria Scholtz, Head: Sustainability at CANSA at email or mobile 083 280 0725).


CANSA offers a unique integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. CANSA is a leading role-player in cancer research and the scientific findings and knowledge gained from our research are used to realign our health programmes, as well as strengthen our watchdog role to the greater benefit of the public. Our health programmes comprise health and education campaigns; CANSA Care Centres that offer a wide range of care and support services to those affected by cancer; stoma and other clinical support; medical equipment hire, as well as a toll-free line to offer information and support. We also supply patient care and support in the form of 12 CANSA Care Homes in the main metropolitan areas for out-of-town cancer patients and CANSA-TLC lodging for parents and guardians of children undergoing cancer treatment.

Queries CANSA

Visit or contact the nearest CANSA Care Centre, call CANSA toll-free 0800 22 66 22 or email: In addition to online resources and Facebook support groups, CANSA offers multi-lingual support on WhatsApp: 072 197 9305 for English and Afrikaans and 071 867 3530 for Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho and Siswati. Follow CANSA on Twitter: @CANSA (, join CANSA on Facebook: CANSA The Cancer Association of South Africa and follow CANSA on Instagram: @cancerassociationofsouthafrica and LinkedIn.


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