* 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

Journals

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago
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    15 April 2015, Durban - It's time to mobilise. 

    Xenophobic violence has started up again in a big way. People are being killed and chased from their homes. Other's are lining the streets in town with weapons, waiting to defend their businesses and friends.

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago
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    Week 2 of the Injabulo tour in Ingwavuma was a lovely week. The show is getting better and the children's reactions are always so genuine and honest. This keeps us on our toes and gives us desire to keep pushing the envelope to see their reactions, even the 'boos' because you know they are paying attention and wanting to join in on the fun.

  • 9 weeks 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

  • 32 weeks 13 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. 

  • 34 weeks 6 days ago
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    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?'

Please explore the Clowns Without Borders organizations in other countries.

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