About Us

The mission of CanSurvive is:

  • To facilitate informational support groups regularly at central venues where patients and survivors can meet in a confidential atmosphere
  • To ease the situation of patients attending oncology clinics at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital by providing refreshments to patients wherever possible and providing a place to meet when receiving treatment at the Hospital
  • To train ‘cancer buddies’ to enable them to support newly diagnosed patients
  • To coordinate support services for cancer patients in the Johannesburg area and beyond
  • To develop a network of support groups across Johannesburg and surrounding areas
  • To assist patients in making informed decisions
  • To provide patients with information that is up-to-date and relevant.

Our Directors
Linda Greeff
Bernice Lass
Duke Mkhize
Chris Olivier

Our Johannesburg Committee
Colin James – Prostate cancer survivor
Bernice Lass – Oncology nursing sister
Ian Luyt – Prostate cancer survivor
Duke Mkhize – Prostate cancer survivor
Ronnie Nkabinde – Prostate cancer survivor
Chris Olivier – Kidney cancer survivor
Archie Radebe – Prostate cancer survivor
Wayne Wright – Colon and oesophagal cancer survivor

Our Cape Town representative
Linda Greeff