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Advocacy – CANSA’s Watchdog Role

What is Advocacy?

Advocacy is the act of supporting a cause or issue to achieve a desired result. It is action directed at changing policies, positions or programmes.

CANSA’s Watchdog Role

CANSA’s active Watchdog Role and relevant position statements are based on results from science-based cancer research.

CANSA and our partners advocate and lobby to educate decision-makers in our country on the necessary changes needed to protect the public from known carcinogens (cancer causing agents), reduce cancer risk, and to protect the rights of cancer patients.

Statistics show that one in four South Africans is diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime with more than 100 000 South Africans being diagnosed with cancer each year.  CANSA is determined to use our influence to help fight cancer and protect the dignity of cancer patients.

Read more about past CANSA Advocacy Achievements and see latest news in the posts to the right.

Complaints Council for Medical Schemes (CMS)

Medical Aid members can complain directly to the Council for Medical Schemes (CMS) regarding concerns related to medicines:

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Tobacco related queries should be directed to Lorraine Govender, email:

For other Advocacy related queries please email us using the contact form below:

  • (012) 000-0000
  • By submitting your details, you agree to receive communication from The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

    We undertake to treat your information confidentially and will not pass them on to third parties.

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