* Improve the emotional wellbeing of children and caregivers affected by crisis in Southern Africa and around the world through humor, laughter, and play. *Raise our society's awareness domestically and internationally about conditions encountered in areas of crisis. * Provide professional development and empowerment opportunities to local artists and improve community based organizations' capacity to provide emotional relief. * Maintain a spirit of creativity, play, humour, joy, peace, compassion, and loving kindness in all our endeavors.

Welcome to Clowns Without Borders South Africa!

Welcome! Siyakwemukela! Welkom! Kamohelo!

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is an artist-led humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the psychosocial condition of children and communities in areas of crisis through laughter and play.

We also seek to raise our society’s awareness of conditions in these areas.

Founded in 2004, Clowns Without Borders South Africa has implemented more than 800 interventions with performances and arts-based workshops for over 375,000 children and families.

Countries where we have worked include South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Sweden, Lithuania, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe.

CWB-South Africa maintains a spirit of peace, joy, compassion and loving kindness in all of our endeavors.

Please feel free to browse our website to find out more information about Projects, Partners, Press, and ways you can support our work! 

Thank you! Siyabonga! Dankie! Rea Leboha! 


Latest news

  • 9 weeks 4 days ago

    Clowns Without Borders South Africa is happy to announce that the Our Story Your Story short documentary is a finalist in the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)!

  • 10 weeks 6 days ago
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    Clowns Without Borders South Africa is an artist-led humanitarian organisation that seeks to provide psychosocial support to children and families affected by crisis. Since 2004, we have implemented arts-based interventions for over 375 000 children and adults in South Africa and throughout the African continent.

  • 29 weeks 21 hours ago

    Clowns Without Borders South Africa is excited to return to share laughter in South Sudan.  

    On 16 September we will be partnering with our friends at Clowns Without Borders USA and Terre des hommes (Tdh) to bring free workshops and performances to refugee and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the Juba region.

  • 31 weeks 2 days ago

    Clowns everywhere in August!

    Clowns Without Borders South Africa is currently implementing 5 projects throughout South Africa!

    We have had such a busy winter. Projects in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and Kwazulu-Natal focused on financial security, youth empowerment, teen risk reduction, and parenting.

  • 34 weeks 3 days ago
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    Clowns Without Borders is looking for vibrant and energetic volunteers to support our fieldwork team and project managers in running a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a parenting programme in the Western Cape of South Africa.


  • 1 week 1 day ago
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    Mbabane, Swaziland - As soon as Banana (Annabel Morgan) told me about the background of the Sandra Lee Centre (SLC), I knew that I wanted to put my feet on the ground of such a great place. “Put your feet on the ground, and sit up straight on the chair. Feel where your feet touch the ground, the ground that is always there, always supporting you.” To

  • 24 weeks 11 hours ago
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    Juba Juba - As the story goes, when the first Native Americans caught a train, they rested for a few days when they reached their destination. When asked why, they replied, "We are waiting for our souls to arrive". Such was my experience in South Sudan, I waited over a week for my soul to arrive in Swaziland. 

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Juba, South Sudan, 21 September 2014 - I'm on a CWB tour in the Free State (South Africa) when I get the email from CWB USA. 'Hey, are you available to go to South Sudan in two weeks?'

  • 31 weeks 1 day ago

    Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, 24 August, 2014 - Playtime Antics is back on the road with another tour in collaboration with FTH:K to provide access to arts for children with disabilities. Funded by RMB Fund and Europcar, our artists have been performing for Deaf and Hearing children as well as those with other mental disabilities. Here is a beautiful letter from one of the schools where we recently performed:

    "Wow, wow, wow!!!

Please explore the Clowns Without Borders organizations in other countries.

Clowns et Magicians Sans Frontieres Belgium Clowns Sans Frontieres France Clowns Without Borders Australia Klovnit Ilman Rajoja Clowns Clowns Without Borders Ireland Payasos Sin Fronteras Spain Clowner utan Granser Sweden Clowns Without Borders United States Clowns Sans Frontieres Canada
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