Welcome to the South African Oncology Social Workers’ Forum. We are a group of dedicated social workers who practice in different settings such as state-funded settings, private oncology practices and in palliative care environments. Some of our members are in private practice in the field of oncology or affiliated to organisations that work in the medical social worker field.

Our aims are:

  • to improve the psychosocial care of persons with cancer, their families and caregivers
  • to unite South African oncology social workers by increasing the awareness of, and need for, psychosocial services in cancer care
  • to promote education, networking, research and resource development

Please explore our website and feel free to Contact Us with questions or suggestions.

There are some fascinating articles and pieces of information available for members, which can be accessed via the Log In page for members only.

Details of past and present events that may be of interest to psycho-oncology professionals in South Africa are available on the News tab.