Welcome! Siyakwemukela! Welkom! Kamohelo!
Clowns Without Borders South Africa is an artist-led humanitarian organisation 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, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Sweden, Lithuania, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe.
CWB-South Africa maintains a spirit of peace, joy, compassion and loving kindness in all of our endeavours.
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!
Clowns Without Borders is excited to announce the launch of the Team Tarbaby produced film of Our Story Your Story's intergenerational autobiographical storytelling workshop.
This film captures our RMB funded project in 2015 that brought together elders from Ikamva Labantu's Masiphumelele Senior Club and youth from the Harambee Youth Accelerator to to discover the magic of connecting through life stories.
Clowns Without Borders is thrilled to announced our newest addition to the team, Jayne Batzofin, who is officially joining our organisation as Artistic Director. After many years directing clown shows and being on tours herself, we are excited to have her on board in this more formally funny capacity.
We arrived at Ixopo on Sunday afternoon and the weather was really bad, it was raining and mist the road to our place where we were going to stay for next 5 days was muddy. We prayed that it clears up a bit but stay over cast because we have had enough of the sun In past week. The team looked relaxed and ready for another week of fun and laughter.
Playing under the Baobab tree
Second to last Ntcheu show at Gomani Village, we play on the top of a hill bathed by the light of the setting sun, next to a huge Baobab tree. Our show becomes more honed smooth and fun with the audience and the audience cheers and laughs with us. In the end the atmosphere in the audience is peaceful, open, and listening. Then, like after all the shows there is an burst of desire to come and play with us. We get out the hula hoops and the jump rope and the party continues.