Our Story


Our Big Goal

To change the atmosphere of Johannesburg to one in which poverty is drastically reduced and there is hope for a brighter future. 


How we are going to do it

Alleviating poverty by means of a multi-level approach aimed at working to meet immediate needs, empowering people living in poverty and inspiring them to work towards a better quality of life.  


Kindness– Always be kind to others 

Compassion– Have compassion on others and their situations 

Empowerment– Empowerment will go further than handouts 

Belonging– Volunteers are friends and are called to change the atmosphere of Johannesburg 

Integrity– Never step into the grey 

Commitment– We are committed to the cause and do our best to see results 

Fun– If you enjoy what you do you will never work a day in your life 

The Johannesburg Dream Center is a non-profit company that was founded in June 2014 with the objective of poverty alleviation within and around Johannesburg, South Africa. This means tackling issues such as hunger, unemployment and other basic needs.

The Johannesburg Dream Center is a Christian organization and so services/outreaches are done from a Christ-based approach. Our services are offered to all people in need regardless of their religious denomination. We believe that God is still able to perform all the miracles as talked of in the Bible and will do so. God is able to heal Johannesburg and the people of Johannesburg.

We aim to be a place of reconciliation between different races, ethnicities and faiths. The Johannesburg Dream Center is a neutral space in which we may work together to change the lives of people who need help in Johannesburg through our various projects. We work together with the people who need help to uplift and bring them out of poverty.

Meet the team

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Alicia Swanepoel

Managing Director and Co-Founder

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Oscar Bashing


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Rudi Swanepoel

Director and Co-Founder

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Zakhele Nyandeni


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Debbie Pelser

Director and Co-Founder

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Tanya Schoeman


Our Timeline

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