DreamFields

The Dreamfields Project is committed to finding low-cost low-maintenance solutions to field building, especially in areas where water is a scarce and unaffordable resource. Our first two fields were built in Tshisahulu in Venda, thanks to the remarkable contribution of businessman Vhonani Mufamadi, who grew up in this village. Click here to read more about Vhonani Mufamadi's contribution.

This is what the field used to look like. This was the change.

One of these fields has now been converted to a grass pitch. Since then we have built ten more pitches, thanks in large part to a R6-million contribution from the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). With their support we have built two fields in Elliotdale, Eastern Cape, and two in the Mpumalanga village of Driekoppies.

Our other fields have been built as follows:
• A grass field in Richards Bay, sponsored by BHP Billiton;
• Two soil-stabilised  fields in Gopane and two in the Bushbuckridge area – one at Hluvukani  and one in Acornhoek – funded by the Old Mutual Foundation, the Multi-Agency Grants Initiative and National Treasury;
• A soil-stabilised field at the Soul City informal settlement near Krugersdorp, funded by Germany and Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm.