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!
Clowns Without Borders South Africa announces an exciting opportunity for Mpumalanga artists based in Nelspruit:
Artistic Training 101
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.
Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga – Wayitshukutshaaaaaaaaaaaa (our taxi song)! Our first day on tour was a rainy Monday. I was nervous and shaking because I didn’t know what to expect as it was my first shows with Clowns Without Borders. Because the school was informed that we were coming, kids were so excited that makes me relieved. And to have Sibongile and Henry's experience made me believe that it would all work out.
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga - I am always nervous before I go into a training programme, not knowing the participants or what they will bring to the sessions. Will they understand what I am trying to teach? Will they enjoy the classes? Will they walk away having developed as a performer? All these anxieties, when in fact I just needed to trust my own teaching material: “Stop thinking so much and PLAY!”
“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.