All South African statistics are obtained from the National Cancer registry.  The latest report released by the NCR uses 2014 statistics. Currently, the registry is not up to date, but the issue is being addressed by the National Institute for Occupational Health.  The lack of an updated cancer registry for South Africa will be a thing of the past as soon as the Department of Health’s regulation, which will compel health care facilities and laboratories to provide the National Cancer Registry (NCR) with information, is published in the Government Gazette.

Although the NCR is a pathology-based registry, resulting in under-reporting of many malignancies, many critical decisions need to be made based on its data. A planned population-based registry will be even more vital, especially when decisions are made relating to screening, prevention, as well as cancer treatments.

According to the NCR report:

  • One in eight men in South Africa has been affected by cancer 
  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting black South African men
  • Prostate cancer affects every 1 in 18 South African men
  • Testicular cancer affects men mainly between the ages of 19 and 39
  • Early diagnosis of testicular cancer dramatically affects prognosis.
  • The World Health Organisation reported in 2018 that at 1.8 million cases reported worldwide, Prostate Cancer is the 4th most prevalent cancer in the world (

That’s why running the Daredevil Run is more than just about dashing semi-clothed through Friday traffic. It’s about showing solidarity against male-related cancers that affect so many men in South Africa each year.

If you’ve entered as a Daredevil, your entire entry fee is donated to our two beneficiaries, The Cancer Association of South Africa and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. But if you’re not running – or even if you are – a donation is a great way to help fight the cause.

Early detection saves lives. That’s why all donations received will go towards funding PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) testing and cancer awareness programmes in disadvantaged communities.

Want to donate?

Donations can be done via EFT using the reference “Daredevil donation”.

Banking details:

Hollard Life Functions
Branch code: 145405
Account no: 1454 090 766