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 500 interventions with performances and residencies for over 210,000 children and caregivers. Countries where we have worked include South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Southern Sudan, and Ethiopia.
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!
Clowns Without Borders is thrilled to have received funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to support Project Lithe'tha ("The Sun Is Shining" in isiXhosa). This project is focused on addressing HIV/AIDS in rural communities in the Eastern Cape.
On 05 April 2013 at our Annual General Meeting, Clowns Without Borders South Africa presented the annual programme and financial report to our management committee, artistic community, and communities partners.
If you were not able to make it, please download a copy of the presentation below.
Peace and laughter,
Join us on 23 November for a benefit for its UBUNTU CLOWN FUN(D) to support new projects for children affected by HIV/AIDS, violence, and poverty.
The Benefit show boasts a not-to-be missed programme:
Storytellers Gcina Mhlophe and Nomusa Xaba
Live music Thulile Zama, Nje and the South Jersey Pom Poms
Calling All Actors, Clowns, Storytellers, Jugglers, Acrobats, Puppeteers, Live Musicians, Dancers, and other Performing Artists:
Clowns Without Borders is holding auditions in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. We are looking for professional freelance performing artists to join our team in using the arts as a means to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families affected by crisis.
“It is not wise or helpful to give a hungry man fish to eat for you feed him for a moment rather teach him how to fish thus feeding him for life” – Chines Proverb. There is so much truth in this proverb as it is an excellent explanation of what it means to empower.
27 September, 2013 - We have finished our first week of touring, it started in a rural school with 1700 children and ended in an SOS Children’s village with 150.
17 September 2013, Harare, Zimbabwe - We have been to four wonderful schools and performed our clown show. It has been a magical, overwhelming and moving experience with lots of laughs thrown in for good measure.