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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. Using physical comedy, music, storytelling, and dance, our performances are offered freely by professional artists from throughout Southern Africa to provide momentary relief to large numbers of children and adults. They help transform places of grief and emotional suffering into celebrations of laughter, joy and hope. We also raise awareness of important issues facing communities relating to the experience of those affected. These include HIV prevention, gender sensitivity, poverty, and nonviolent conflict resolution. Performances are offered in neutral locations such as public schools and community centers to reduce the stigmatization of children who have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS, poverty, and violence.

RECENT PROJECTS

PLAYTIME ANTICS

JOHANNESBURG
7 August –16 August 2017

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SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, BENTIU, MALAKAL
1 April –19 April 2017

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SKA KWATA!

NORTH WEST
13 February– 04 March 2017

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PAST PROJECTS

2014 - 2017

ONS IS DIE BESTE

NORTHERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

14 August – 04 September 2016

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SKA KWATA!

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

23 January – 10 February 2017

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CHIMWEMWE

MALAWI

23 July – 13 August 2016

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INJABULO

INGWAVUMA, SOUTH AFRICA
13 April – 01 May 2015

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JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
06 – 20 June 2015

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INJABULO

INGWAVUMA, SOUTH AFRICA

10 – 28 February 2014

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PLAYTIME ANTICS

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

06 – 20 March 2014

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PLAYTIME ANTICS

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

12 – 29 August 2014

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SIYONGA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

18 – 29 August 2014

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FREE YOUR MIND

KENYA

03 – 26 June 2014

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INJABULO

MPUMALANGA, SOUTH AFRICA

20 January – 07 February 2014

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2011 - 2013

RUFARO

HARARE, ZIMBABWE

11 – 28 September 2013

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CLAIM YOUR RIGHTS

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

11 November– 06 December 2013

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FREE YOUR MIND

NAIROBI, KENYA

05 – 20 July 2013

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LITHE’THA

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

06 – 24 May 2013

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PLAYTIME ANTICS

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

13 – 24 May 2013

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SIYAZISIZA

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

18 – 28 March 2013

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KWASUKA SUKELA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

05 – 21 June 2012

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J29

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

15 – 17 October 2012

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SIYAJABULA

CREIGHTON, SOUTH AFRICA

08 – 19 October 2012

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KWASUKA SUKELA

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

31 October – 04 November 2012

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IMBOKODO

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

30 July– 14 August 2012

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SIYAZISIZA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

07 – 25 May 2012

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SIBIKWA

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

15 –22 Sept & 2 – 3 Nov 2011

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CREIGHTON

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

10 – 21 October 2011

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GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY

SIPHOFANENI, SWAZILAND

13 October 2011

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

24 November – 02 December 2011

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SIYAZISIZA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

06 – 16 June 2011

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MATATIELE

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

10 – 19 August 2011

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2005 - 2010

VUKA MPHAKATI

MBABANE, SWAZILAND

28 May – 06 June 2010

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CSF & CWBSA

LESOTHO and SOUTH AFRICA

12 – 19 February 2010

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ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

20 – 25 February 2010

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DRAMA FOR LIFE

VARIOUS, SOUTH AFRICA

21 August – 18 September 2010

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CELEBRATE DURBAN

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

20 – 24 September 2010

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WOZA MOYA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

05 – 09 October 2009

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NDZEVANE, MBABANE, SWAZILAND

07 – 11 July 2009

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PROJECT SUDAN

KENYA and SOUTH SUDAN

17 – 29 May 2009

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CIRCUNA

BEIRUT, LEBANON

23 & 26 February 2009

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WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, LESOTHO

12 Sept – 09 Dec 2005

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TEAM

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – Jayne Batzofin

Contact: jayne@cwbsa.org

Jayne completed her Honours degree at WITS University, majoring in directing and stage/costume design. She decided she wasn’t finished learning and continued a further 2 years of theatre studies at l’ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Jayne as a Director is best known for her “Batzofin Bite” and the common thread amongst all her work has always been based in the fundamental theatre training of “the Clown”. Since becoming a regular Artistic Director for Clowns without Borders South Africa, she has discovered a passion for working in the social upliftment sector of the Arts. Thinking of herself as a wonderer and a wanderer, she continues to develop this passion through her work with CWBSA.

PROGRAMME MANAGER – Linda Kaoma

Contact: linda@cwbsa.org

Linda is a CNN-featured project manager, with over 5 years of experience in project and event management in the creative arts sector. She worked as project manager for the online archive of African poets, Badilisha Poetry X-change. She has worked as festival manager for the international public arts festival, Infecting the City. This UCT alumnus is also a published writer and poet, and was a panellist at the Franschoek Literary Festival in 2015 and 2016. She has a channel on YouTube where she reviews books mostly by African authors.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Interested in getting involved?

We are always looking for volunteers and artists to join us in the field.

While we mostly work with South African artists, international collaborations are an important part of our development and vision. Generally, international artists help with raising funds to cover their costs and then raise awareness when they return home. There are also many other opportunities with our sister Clowns Without Borders chapters.

Please fill out the Prospective Artists form.

SEND IN THE CLOWNS!

Interested in getting us to come to your school / town / country? Contact us to find out how to go about it.

ARTISTS WHO HAVE WORKED WITH US

View artist bios here.