South African COVID-19 Corona Virus Resource Portal:

COVID 19: Information Cancer patients should know. 
View information and infographic.


Timely surgery for newly diagnosed breast cancer and colorectal cancer patients – currently achieved by funded catch-up surgery lists performed at Groote Schuur Hospital and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.

The mission of ARI’S CANCER FOUNDATION is to create cancer awareness amongst the the Adolescence and Young Adults (AYA) Group. To provide assistance and support to the AYA group and families. To provide innovative and youth friendly spaces for treatment. To collaborate with likeminded organisations.

Breast Cancer Awareness South Africa, NPO, raise awareness around breast cancer.  Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer and a higher survival rate.   

The Breast Course for Nurses (BCN) combines distance education with a residential course. The BCN equips nurses with the skills to manage women with breast problems.

The purpose of the Breast Health Foundation is to increase the awareness of breast health, promote education and treatment and provide support in respect of breast health.

Enabling 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.

Cancer Heroes‘ founding statement is based on the principle that all its relationships, commercial and non-commercial will be utilised to develop successful methods of promoting its objectives, attempting wherever possible to include as many individuals requiring assistance, especially the poor and needy and medically disenfranchised. These objectives are held within the 4 divisions in Cancer Heroes for Education, Early Detection, Advocacy and Support. 

CanSurvive Cancer Support provides support for cancer patients, caregivers and friends at various levels – no matter what type of cancer they are affected by and no matter where they receive their treatment.

We offer people the opportunity to face cancer with dignity and hope. Through access to treatment, support & education, and our local advocacy network, we aim to give all people living with cancer access to the best treatment and support.

CHOC provides comprehensive countrywide support for children with cancer, life-threatening blood disorders and their families. We have a national office in Johannesburg, six regional offices, one branch, and 12 accommodation facilities close to treatment centres.

One-on-one support of people newly diagnosed with breast cancer, focusing on young professionals and their partners and families.

The Glynnis Gale Foundation is there to support Mesothelioma patients in South Africa, with particular focus on the Northern Cape. We have four key pillars to achieve this:

  1. Advocacy 
  2. Education
  3. Research
  4. Access to Palliative Care

HPCA promotes quality in life, dignity in death and support in bereavement for all living with a life-threatening illness by supporting member hospices and partner organisations.

Look Good…Feel Better helps women and men facing the trauma and stress of cancer, assisting them to overcome the distressing appearance related side effects of their treatment.

Linda holds a masters-level Oncology social worker for 30 years, Linda is an ovarian cancer survivor who has dedicated her life to the development of psycho-oncology in South Africa

• Support group for anyone living with cancer
• Create a patient led cancer registry
• Cancer related information sharing platform
• Cancer advocacy
• Cancer community (share the real life experience and knowledge)
• Support other NGO’s within the cancer community
• Assist with raising funds for treatment
• Connect individuals with necessary stakeholder

LYN’s goal is to raise awareness of testicular cancer by educating communities about the ‘rarely spoken about’ cancer that often remains undetected in young adults due to the diverse society in South Africa, where cultural taboos, stigmas and lack of knowledge about the subject is rife.

LAOSA is a South African non-profit (164-391 NPO) organisation for professional individuals interested in lymphoedema treatment, as well as research and training in lymphology and lymphoedema.

Our purpose is to create awareness about Cancer, to educate on early detection and to render palliative care to Cancer patients.  Together with our Partnered Institutions, we work harmoniously in all areas related to addressing Cancer control objectives in order to take care of patients with Cancer and support families of survivors.

The Men’s Foundation recognises the opportunity of working with global knowledge and insights, adapted to our unique landscape and challenges applied through local NGOs, to provide fixed term sustainable programmes surrounding prostate and testicular cancer, mental health issues and the impact of physical inactivity and facing the South African male population.

The National Council Against Smoking was founded in 1976 and has been instrumental in lobbying government for legislation to control tobacco use. In addition to this it has also played an active role in tobacco control advocacy and policy development in the SADC region, African region and globally.

The society will be responsible for providing professional nurses with the necessary updated information to enable them to practice in line with International standards.
The society aims to participate in developing community awareness of healthy life-styles, early detection and treatment of cancer as well as the need for support of rehabilitation and after-care programs, to network with other health and social service professions and community organisations. 
The society supports and encourages research in cancer nursing and the participation on an international level in the development of cancer nursing.

First involved in cancer as a melanoma patient in 2006.
Together with other patients formed a patient support group which eventually became the CanSurvive
Cancer Support Group. Served as chairman of CanSurvive until 2014.

Became a Cancer Buddy through People Living with Cancer, providing telephonic support to melanoma 

Joined Cancer Alliance Exco in 2016 and served until end 2019. 

Took a particular interest in the proposed National Health Insurance scheme, and compiled responses
on behalf of the Cancer Alliance to the original White Paper (2015-16) and to the proposed NHI Bil (2019-20).

The PLWC mission is to create a national support structure for people living with cancer, cancer survivors and their families across South Africa. To build innovative partnerships between like-minded organisations, projects and initiatives and collaborate on cancer advocacy, cancer-awareness, education, screening, prevention, patient support and survivorship.

Our website is designed to help the patient locate a practitioner or therapist to aid them in their cancer journey. To ease the difficulties a patient faces on the path that they embark on. As the saying goes, knowledge is power and here we hope to give you the information you need to empower yourself on your cancer journey.

The aim of Pink Trees for Pauline is to raise funds in order to assist people affected by cancer with their right to access to cancer treatment. The project was developed in such a way that sustainability in as many towns / communities as possible is guaranteed.

The mission of Rainbows and Smiles is to provide emotional, social and financial support to families and caregivers in need when a child (or children) of that family is diagnosed with cancer. Rainbows and Smiles encourage childhood cancer advocacy and GOLD RIBBON AWARENESS to educate people, in the hope of promoting early detection.

Reach for Recovery (R4R) is a breast cancer support organisation with a unique focus on breast cancer support and one of the only organisations that provide a patient support service on a national basis. It is built on a simple yet universal principle: that of one woman who has experienced breast cancer herself giving freely of her time and experience to assist and support another woman with breast cancer. .

To promote the concept and practice of the psycho-social care of people with cancer, their families and care givers.

South Africa United Against Cancer is a female black-owned organisation based in the South of Johannesburg. It endeavours to bring in a paradigm change in the approach toward prevention of cancer by developing new communication and advocacy methods, and generating new knowledge on cancers through appropriate awareness and raise money, but also to promote cancer awareness and provide education regarding community resources, while acknowledging those we have lost to different types of cancer and providing a day of recognition and celebration for cancer survivors

Active advocate in the Cancer community since 1996 in various capacities and roles. Since 2011 a member of the Cancer Alliance and volunteer for Advocacy Toolkit development. Project Manager for the Access to Medicine Campaign. Member of the global Access to Medicine and Innovation Group. Serves as Scientific Advisory Panel member of the Medicines Patent Pool since 2019.

The Sunflower Fund is a donor recruitment centre and registry. We fight blood diseases like leukaemia through the recruitment of stem cell donors and maintaining a registry of potential donors committed to helping anyone in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant. We fundraise to cover the cost of education and awareness about the need for and the process to become a blood stem cell donor as well as to cover the cost of the HLA tissue-typing test involved in the recruitment of donors.

Wings of Hope is a not for profit organization, established in April 2012 to educate the public on breast cancer and breast health, increase awareness and empower women and men.


drop us a line