Welcome! Siyakwemukela! Welkom! Kamohelo!

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.

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

Our motto is "Children Being Children Again"

Since 2004, Clowns Without Borders South Africa has provided laughter and emotional relief to over 450,000 children and families throughout the world.

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

UPDATES

Latest News

Comedy Benefit Showcase!

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

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Clowns Without Borders in South Sudan

The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has left thousands of families without homes and hope. Many...
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CWBSA is seeking an Afrikaans Speaking Workshop Facilitator

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) is seeking a Western Cape based Afrikaans speaking...
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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

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 International General Assembly 2017

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is part of an international family of colourful clowns housed...
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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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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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ONS IS DIE BESTE N 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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“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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