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
Whistle Blowers (Pty) Ltd is an independent subscription service, offering a 24 / 7 free call facility enabling employees or third parties to anonymously blow the whistle on irregularities within the subscribing company. The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has secured the services of Whistle Blowers as of July 2018.
Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO, is representing South African Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (SA NCD Alliance) at the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum, 9th-11th December, 2017, in Sharjah, UAE. This year’s theme is “Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count”. #NCDAF2017.12.08
Against strong competition, Elize Joubert, CEO of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) has been confirmed as a finalist in the 15th annual National Business Awards, in the ‘Top Performing Business Leader of the Year Award’ category. Further, CANSA the organisation has been listed as a finalist in the ‘Top Performing Public Service Award’ category. CANSA and Joubert will compete for the Winner’s Trophy on 16 November 2017, at Emperors Palace.
The Cancer Association of South Africa’s CEO, Elize Joubert, is joining the 67th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa, taking place in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from 28th August to 1st September 2017, as the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) delegate, on behalf of UICC Management, and delivering statements at this meeting.
Elize Joubert, CANSA CEO, who was also a Finalist in the Award Category, Female Public Sector Leader Award, said, “This award is a welcome acknowledgement for all the great work CANSA does to empower women to spearhead the fight against cancer. And it’s also wonderful recognition for every women at CANSA, staff and volunteers that are rendering and living our mission.”
Elize Joubert, CEO of CANSA is proud to join the ranks of the Awards’ alumni, as a Finalist in the Award Category, Female Public Sector Leader Award. CANSA, the organisation, has also been named as a finalist in the Public Service category. The Award Ceremony will take place on the 17th August 2017…
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…
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.
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.
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!