According to the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia, and in particular one of the highest incidences of melanoma worldwide, as far as Caucasians are concerned. CANSA also reports that skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa with about 20,000 reported cases every year.


CANSA’s SunSmart Campaign was created to educate about the dangers of skin cancer, encourage everyone to get regular skin check-ups and wear the correct sun protective clothing and sunscreen.

CANSA found that people do not pay enough attention to skin marks but are seemingly more worried about marks on their cars! With this in mind they launched the Car Melanoma campaign.

CANSA Endorsed UPF50+ Sunhats

CANSA recommends wearing sun protective clothing all year round, including our UPF50+ sunhats made from high quality ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency) approved materials.

CANSA does not endorse peak-caps, unless they have a fixed flap covering the neck and top of the ears, as they are not highly rated to provide excellent sun protection.

We encourage you to have regular skin checks and wear your Emthunzini UPF50+ sun hats all year round.

For any questions on our UPF50+ sun hats email or visit our website for information on what it means for a product to be UPF50+ rated.

  • Posted byCaroline Olive Collaborator /
  • CANSA, upf50+


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