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

Since 2004, Clowns Without Borders South Africa has provided laughter and emotional relief to over 460,000 children and families throughout the world.

We bring laughter and emotional relief where it is needed the most.

We maintain a spirit of peace, joy, compassion and loving kindness in all of our endeavours.

Our motto is "Children Being Children Again"

UPDATES

Latest News

Monthly Member Drive

Become a Monthly Member and support our Right to Laugh Campaign. In places where resources are scarce, laughter can be abundant.

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CWBSA partners with Dialogue – The Community Performance Network!

CWBSA is very grateful to Dialogue for documenting and archiving some of our work.

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Comedy Benefit Showcase!

Celebrate 10 years of CWBSA at the Fugard Theatre on 21 August!

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Featured Project

Playtime Antics

Our fourth performance of Playtime Antics in collaboration with FTH:K. A non-verbal show for Deaf and Hearing audiences

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Latest Blog

4Children Success Stories

These are some of the testimonies from the experiences of parents and children who participated in...
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The Power of Clowns

Hearing or not hearing, that’s the only difference there is, otherwise all children are special and they deserve to be children when they’re children!

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Celebrating 10 Years of Clowns Without Borders South Africa!

Help us celebrate 10 Years of CWBSA by donating R10 / 1$ / £1 today!

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“Clowns Without Borders helps children around the world laugh in the face of daunting obstacles”

- NPR, National Public Radio

PROGRAMMES

Parenting for Lifelong Health

Parenting for Lifelong Health uses social learning and parent management training principles to reduce the risk of child maltreatment within families and improve parent-child relationships.
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Performance
Tours

Clowns Without Borders South Africa has reached over 450,000 children and adults through performances in communities affected by violence, disease, natural disasters, and poverty.
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Our Story
Your Story

Our Story Your Story is a Clowns Without Borders South Africa project that aims to build bridges within and between communities in South Africa through autobiographical storytelling.
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WHERE WE WORK

SOUTH SUDAN| 2017

JUBA, BENTIU, MALAKAL
1 April –19 April 2017

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SOUTH SUDAN|KENYA| 2017

Nairobi, KENYA & Juba, Aweil,SOUTH SUDAN
17 –29 May 2009 

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SKA KWATA! | NORTH-WEST| 2017

NORTH WEST
13 February– 04 March 2017

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SKA KWATA! | KWAZULU-NATAL | 2017

KWAZULU-NATAL
23 January – 10 February 2017 

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CHIMWEMWE| MALAWI | 2016

CHIMWEMWE, MALAWI
23 July – 13 August 2016

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FREE YOUR MIND| KENYA| 2013, 2014

KENYA
05 – 20 July 2013

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KENYA
03 – 26 June 2014

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ONS IS DIE BESTE| NORTHERN CAPE| 2016

NORTHERN CAPE
14 August – 04 September 2016

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JUBALATION| SOUTH SUDAN 2015

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
06 – 20 June 2015 

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CLAIM YOUR RIGHTS| KWAZULU-NATAL | 2013

IXOPO, KWAZULU-NATAL
11 Nov – 6 Dec 2013

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TALES FROM TWO DORPIES| 2017

The George and Wilderness area of the Western Cape
January – May 2017

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WE HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON| 2016

Khayelitsha
January – June 2016

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CREATIVE ARTS| 2015

Lansdowne, Philippi, Khayelitsha
March – December 2015

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PLAYTIME ANTICS| JOHANNESBURG | 2017

JOHANNESBURG
7 -16 August 2017

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INJABULO| INGWAVUMA| 2014, 2015

INGWAVUMA
13 April - 01 May 2015

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10 - 28 February 2014

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SIYONGA| CREIGHTON | 2014

CREIGHTON
18 - 29 August 2014

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PLAYTIME ANTICS| WESTERN CAPE | 2014

WESTERN CAPE
06 - 20 March 2014

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PLAYTIME ANTICS| EASTERN CAPE | 2014

EASTERN CAPE
12 - 29 August 2014

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INJABULO| MPUMALANGA | 2014

MPUMALANGA
20 January - 07 February 2014

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RUFARO| ZIMBABWE | 2013

HARARE
11 - 28 September 2013

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LITHE'THA | EASTERN CAPE| 2013

HAMBURG, EASTERN CAPE
06 - 24 May 2013

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PLAYTIME ANTICS | KWAZULU-NATAL| 2013

CREIGHTON & DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATAL
13 - 24 May 2013

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SIYAZISIZA| EASTERN CAPE| 2013

MATATIELE & NGQELENI, EASTERN CAPE
18 - 28 March 2013

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MATATIELE| EASTERN CAPE| 2011

MATATIELE & KOKSTAD, EASTERN CAPE/ KWAZULU-NATAL
10 - 19 August 2011

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KWASUKA SUKELA| CAPE TOWN| 2012

CAPE TOWN
05 - 21 June 2012

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KWASUKA SUKELA| JOHANNESBURG| 2012

JOHANNESBURG
31 October - 04 November 2012

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J29| JOHANNESBURG| 2012

PALM RIDGE, JOHANNESBURG
15 - 17 October 2012

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SIYAJABULA| KWAZULU-NATAL| 2012

CREIGHTON, KWAZULU-NATAL
08 - 19 October 2012

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IMBOKODO| KWAZULU-NATAL| 2012

VERULAM & WATERLOO, KWAZULU-NATAL
30 July - 14 August 2012

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SIYAZISIZA| KWAZULU-NATAL| 2012

NEWCASTLE & RICHARDS BAY, KWAZULU-NATAL
07 - 25 May 2012

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CREIGHTON| KWAZULU-NATAL| 2011

CREIGHTON, KWAZULU-NATAL
10 - 21 October 2011

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UNDERBERG| KWAZULU-NATAL| 2011

UNDERBERG & IXOPO, KWAZULU-NATAL
06 -16 June 2011

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IXOPO| KWAZULU-NATAL| 2009

IXOPO, KWAZULU-NATAL
05 -09 October 2009

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SIBIKWA| GAUTENG| 2011

BENONI, GAUTENG
15 –22 Sept & 2 – 3 Nov 2011

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GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY| SWAZILAND| 2011

SIPHOFANENI, SWAZILAND
13 October 2011

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SOUTH AFRICA| SWAZILAND| LESOTHO| 2005

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN: SOUTH AFRICA| SWAZILAND| LESOTHO
12 September - 09 December 2005

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CAPE TOWN| 2011

CAPE TOWN
24 Nov - 02 Dec 2011

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DURBAN| 2010

DURBAN
20 - 24 September 2010

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VUKA MPHAKATI|SWAZILAND| 2010

MBABANE
28 May - 06 June 2010

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SWAZILAND| 2009

NDZEVANE & MBABANE
07 - 11 July 2009

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LEBANON| 2009

BEIRUT, LEBANON
23 & 26 February 2009

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LESOTHO|SOUTH AFRICA| 2010

LESOTHO and SOUTH AFRICA
12 - 19 February 2010

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ETHIOPIA| 2010

ADDIS ABABA
20 - 25 February 2010

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“Your support shows that someone loves us to come from so far away and bring laughter. It shows us that from something simple you can make beautiful things. Thank you today for giving us so much.”

- Mbisi, 17 year old orphan in Mpumalanga

SUPPORT US

Donate

A once-off donation, with every contribution going towards a child’s laughter.
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Get Involved

Whether in the office or in the field there are various ways to volunteer with us.
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Ubuntu Clown Fun(d)

Spread the joy and laughter with a monthly contribution.
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