* 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 600 interventions with performances and arts-based workshops for over 314,000 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


  • 2 weeks 16 hours ago
    Check out our first update from the Sinovuyo Caring Families Teen Programme in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape funded by UNICEF South Africa!
  • 4 weeks 3 days ago

    Nairobi, Kenya – No! Nobody needs permission to have fun!

  • 10 weeks 1 day ago

    Mpumalanga, South Africa – Once more I had the privilege of being part of one of Clowns Without Borders South Africa’s most exciting activities: capacity building for local organisations. This time the region would be closer to my home country Swaziland, it was in Mpumalanga South Africa. As part of the SA Lotto funded Project Njabulo, Annabel Morgan and I were working with Childline Mpumalanga in Tsuvulani, Dwarsloop, and with the South African Medical Expedition (SAME) and Children’s Eco Training (CET) in the Sigagule community in Acornhoek.

  • 17 weeks 2 days ago

    Nyanga, Cape Town - Our last session of Our Story Your Story with the elders from Ikamva Labantu (www.ikamva.com) was extraordinary. So, instead of blathering on about myself, here’s a snapshot of the stories that they will be sharing in our performance.

    The first is from a woman named Khuselwa:

  • 18 weeks 2 days ago

    Nyanga, Cape Town - Tuesday morning, Lisa Cohen, our Clowns Without Borders project coordinator and co-facilitator, picks me up to drive into the townships. We will be meeting with the senior club and the planning coordinators for the youth program.

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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