* 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 organisation 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, South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Sweden, Lithuania, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe.

CWB-South Africa maintains a spirit of peace, joy, compassion and loving kindness in all of our endeavours.

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


  • 1 year 6 days ago

    One word for the Jubalation tour in Juba, South Sudan: Wow!

    The tour was intense. It was taxing both emotionally and physically but my energy and willingness to keep going came from the good team spirit amongst my fellow clowns, the supportive Terre des Hommes (TdH) staff members and last, but not least, the undying willingness of our beneficiaries to engage in our activities.

  • 1 year 1 week ago

    Cape Town, South Africa – Over the last few months working with Our Story Your Story, I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know so many incredible people. In addition to the amazing people I am working with, the participants – youth, elders, learners, and facilitators – have been vital to my own love of and dedication to the project.

  • 1 year 3 weeks ago

    Cape Town, South Africa - The past four months working for Our Story Your Story has been very exciting! It has been a great experience and since I am new, I am learning a lot from it. 

  • 1 year 11 weeks ago

    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.

  • 1 year 12 weeks ago

    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.

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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