02 June 2024 is International Cancer Survivors Day.

This day is set aside as one to celebrate hope and life with survivors and their families with a special day of hope; support; and nurturing.

Cancer survivorship can mean different things to different people, including those who are recently diagnosed, living with cancer, have finished treatment, or have been cancer free for years. It can involve physical, emotional, and psychosocial aspects of recovery and long-term well-being

CPD Meeting 5 June 

2PM on Zoom

Dr Margie Venter will present to members of the Forum on "How to cross the river of complex conversations with patients and their loved ones."

Photo from Ian Veary
Welcome to the South African Oncology Social Workers Forum

Join us and you will become part of a dedicated group of social workers who aim to improve the psycho-social care of people living with cancer. We work in a range of settings, from state funded facilities, private oncology practices, palliative care environments and with members who are affiliated with the medical social work field.


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Why join

Membership of the SAOSWF will give you:

  • access to a support network of experienced social workers in oncology,
  • oncology-specific CPD training opportunities,
  • a platform to share your knowledge and skill in oncology social work with others.

How to join

A membership fee of R375 per member per year is payable.

Invoices will be sent to all social workers who have completed and submitted the forms.

Application Form
Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage excellence in the psychosocial care of people with cancer as well as their families and caregivers by promoting advocacy, ongoing education, professional networking and resource development.

And Improve

the psychosocial care and support of people living with cancer, their caregivers, families and communities.

And Promote

the quality of our offering by enhancing education, networking, research and resource development in social work.