Recent news

Clowns Without Borders in South Sudan


The ongoing civil war in South Sudan has left thousands of families without homes and hope. Many children have witnessed alarming levels of violence and experienced trauma that is very distressing and heartbreaking. The war has stripped them from their fundamental children’s rights – to laugh, to play, to dream, and most of all, to be safe.

CWBSA is seeking an Afrikaans Speaking Workshop Facilitator

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) is seeking a Western Cape based Afrikaans speaking workshop facilitator. The candidate will work as a co-facilitator for CWBSA’s Our Story Your Story (OSYS) project as an Independent Contractor.

Our Story Your Story film by Team Tarbaby

Clowns Without Borders is excited to announce the launch of the Team Tarbaby produced film of Our Story Your Story's intergenerational autobiographical storytelling workshop.

This film captures our RMB funded project in 2015 that brought together elders from Ikamva Labantu's Masiphumelele Senior Club and youth from the Harambee Youth Accelerator to to discover the magic of connecting through life stories.

3-Day Clowning Workshops in KZN and JHB


Ever wanted to learn to be funny? 

Clowning workshop in Cape Town!

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Ever wanted to learn to be funny?


Clowns without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) are looking for a range of artists wanting to develop their clowning skills and social upliftment engagement through an intensive 3 day workshop.


Clowns have a new Artistic Director!


Clowns Without Borders is thrilled to announced our newest addition to the team, Jayne Batzofin, who is officially joining our organisation as Artistic Director. After many years directing clown shows and being on tours herself, we are excited to have her on board in this more formally funny capacity.

Parenting for Lifelong Health-Prototype Implementation Network M&E Officer Job Announcment

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation officer for parenting programme implementation and dissemination.

Clowns Without Borders South Africa ( is looking to appoint a full-time Monitoring & Evaluation Officer as part of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (PLH) Prototype Implementation Network.

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is recruiting an Executive Director!

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Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA) is recruiting an Executive Director to lead our arts-based non-profit organisation in its next phase of growth and sustainability.

Benefit show for Clowns Without Borders featuring elders and youth from Our Story Your Story - 29 July @ Erin Hall


Clowns Without Borders South Africa and the Story Club Cape Town invite you to a public performance by elders and youth from OUR STORY YOUR STORY!

Clowns heading to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya


The Clowns are gearing up for their next project in Kenya!

Clowns Without Borders South Africa and Clowns Without Borders-USA will be going to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.

Established in 1992, Kakuma Refugee Camp is one of the largest in the world currently serving over 179,000 people who have fled wars and violence in neighbouring countries.

Support the Our Story Your Story documentary!

LAST CHANCE to be a part of the OUR STORY YOUR STORY film!

Team Tarbaby, a Cape Town-based film collective, is making a documentary about our remarkable Our Story Your Story Inter-Generational Workshops.

We are helping Team Tarbaby raise money for the film, and have ONE WEEK LEFT to raise the remaining funds.

This will be an amazing film will be made about the incredible power of storytelling to connect, build bridges, and heal old wounds.

Volunteer Fieldwork Coordinators For Sinovuyo Teen Programme In South Africa


Clowns Without Borders South Africa ( is looking for vibrant, energetic volunteer Fieldwork Coordinators to support our fieldwork team in running an exciting parenting programme to reduce violence against teens in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Our Story Your Story film is a finalist for the Social Impact Media Awards!


Clowns Without Borders South Africa is happy to announce that the Our Story Your Story short documentary is a finalist in the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA)!

Opportunity to join our board of directors!

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Clowns Without Borders South Africa is an artist-led humanitarian organisation that seeks to provide psychosocial support to children and families affected by crisis. Since 2004, we have implemented arts-based interventions for over 375 000 children and adults in South Africa and throughout the African continent.

Clowns to South Sudan


Clowns Without Borders South Africa is excited to return to share laughter in South Sudan.  

On 16 September we will be partnering with our friends at Clowns Without Borders USA and Terre des hommes (Tdh) to bring free workshops and performances to refugee and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the Juba region.

Busy Month of August!

Clowns everywhere in August!

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is currently implementing 5 projects throughout South Africa!

We have had such a busy winter. Projects in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, and Kwazulu-Natal focused on financial security, youth empowerment, teen risk reduction, and parenting.


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Clowns Without Borders is looking for vibrant and energetic volunteers to support our fieldwork team and project managers in running a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a parenting programme in the Western Cape of South Africa.

We are looking for new board members!

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is calling for expressions of interest to serve as a member of our board.

Clowns in the News in Mpumalanga!

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Recent article in Klaserie about our tour with SAME and Children's Eco Training in Acornhoek, Mpumalanga!

Our Story Your Story Project

“A people are as healthy and confident as the stories they tell themselves... Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart larger.” - Ben Okri