PERFORMANCE TOURS

 

ABOUT

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

 

PROJECT CHIMWEMWE

MALAWI
10 April –21 April 2018

PLAYTIME ANTICS

JOHANNESBURG
7 August –16 August 2017

SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, BENTIU, MALAKAL
1 April –19 April 2017

PAST PROJECTS

 

2014 - 2018

 

SKA KWATA!

NORTH WEST

13 February – 04 March 2017 

SKA KWATA!

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

23 January – 10 February 2017

ONS IS DIE BESTE

NORTHERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

14 August – 04 September 2016

CHIMWEMWE

MALAWI

23 July – 13 August 2016

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN
06 – 20 June 2015

INJABULO

INGWAVUMA, SOUTH AFRICA
13 April – 01 May 2015

INJABULO

INGWAVUMA, SOUTH AFRICA

10 – 28 February 2014

PLAYTIME ANTICS

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

06 – 20 March 2014

PLAYTIME ANTICS

WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

12 – 29 August 2014 

SIYONGA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

18 – 29 August 2014

FREE YOUR MIND

KENYA

03 – 26 June 2014 

INJABULO

MPUMALANGA, SOUTH AFRICA

20 January – 07 February 2014 

2011 - 2013

 

RUFARO

HARARE, ZIMBABWE

11 – 28 September 2013

CLAIM YOUR RIGHTS

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

11 November– 06 December 2013

FREE YOUR MIND

NAIROBI, KENYA

05 – 20 July 2013

LITHE’THA

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

06 – 24 May 2013

PLAYTIME ANTICS

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

13 – 24 May 2013

SIYAZISIZA

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

18 – 28 March 2013

KWASUKA SUKELA

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

05 – 21 June 2012

J29

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

15 – 17 October 2012

SIYAJABULA

CREIGHTON, SOUTH AFRICA

08 – 19 October 2012

KWASUKA SUKELA

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

31 October – 04 November 2012

IMBOKODO

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

30 July– 14 August 2012

SIYAZISIZA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

07 – 25 May 2012

SIBIKWA

GAUTENG, SOUTH AFRICA

15 –22 Sept & 2 – 3 Nov 2011

CREIGHTON

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

10 – 21 October 2011

GLOBAL HAND WASHING DAY

SIPHOFANENI, SWAZILAND

13 October 2011

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

24 November – 02 December 2011

SIYAZISIZA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

06 – 16 June 2011

MATATIELE

EASTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA

10 – 19 August 2011

2005 - 2010

 

VUKA MPHAKATI

MBABANE, SWAZILAND

28 May – 06 June 2010

CSF & CWBSA

LESOTHO and SOUTH AFRICA

12 – 19 February 2010

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

20 – 25 February 2010

DRAMA FOR LIFE

VARIOUS, SOUTH AFRICA

21 August – 18 September 2010

CELEBRATE DURBAN

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

20 – 24 September 2010

WOZA MOYA

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

05 – 09 October 2009

NDZEVANE, MBABANE, SWAZILAND

07 – 11 July 2009

PROJECT SUDAN

KENYA and SOUTH SUDAN

17 – 29 May 2009

CIRCUNA

BEIRUT, LEBANON

23 & 26 February 2009

VUKA CIRCUS

KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

21 November – 08 December 2008

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

SOUTH AFRICA, SWAZILAND, LESOTHO

12 Sept – 09 Dec 2005

TEAM

PROGRAMME MANAGER – Suzan Eriksson

Contact: suzan@cwbsa.org

Suzan is the Programme Manager at Clowns Without Borders South Africa since 2018. She has over 15 years of experience working with the non-governmental and public sector, as well as the UN – in particular with refugees, children and education. She has a MSc from London School of Economics in sociology and complex emergencies. Suzan comes from a Swedish speaking and Tatar background in Finland, grew up in the UK and has worked in Finland, UK, Switzerland, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa. She is a strong believer in empowerment of individuals to take control of their lives and make informed decisions without harm. Suzan loves reading (has even written a novel) and being outdoors in the middle of nowhere!

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.