CANSA’s Watchdog Role

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 research. CANSA uses advocacy and lobbying to educate decision-makers on the necessary changes needed to protect the public from known carcinogens (cancer causing agents).

CANSA is dedicated to advocacy and lobbying in order to be more effective in fighting cancer. Statistics show that one in four South Africans is diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime with over 60 000 South Africans losing the battle against the disease each year.  Read more about the CANSA’s Advocacy Achievements here…

Contact CANSA

If you would like to know more about CANSA’s watchdog role please contact Lucy Balona, Head of Marketing and Communication – email: or phone the toll free line at 0800 22 66 22 or email


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