Slovo Park at a Glance

Slovo Park is situated in a politically and socially sensitive stretch of land south of Soweto. The community has been known by national government as Nancefield, by local council as Olifantsvlei and in the last five years as Slovo Park – named in honour of South Africa’s first minister of housing and former Umkhonto we Sizwe General, Joe Slovo.

The forced changing of identity reflects an on-going struggle faced by the leadership of Slovo Park to gain recognition as a legitimate settlement to access governmental support. This battle has been fought through constant shifts in governmental policy, power and promises for the community of Slovo Park. Their only tactics comprising of service delivery protest, painstaking formal requests for upgrade and currently a lawsuit against the City of Johannesburg.

Currently the community of Slovo Park with its development partners are strategizing this key social and political move.


THIS SITE SERVES AS A PORTAL FOR THE COMMUNITY OF SLOVO PARK & THE VARIOUS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS TO SHARE THE JOURNEY OF RE-DEVELOPMENT.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 12: Build Day 2 - SDI visit, Excavation of Waterpoints and Paving Edge, new Steel details

The first task for the day was to prepare trenches for the foundations of the new waterpoints and paving edges.



 We received a visit from the SDI who was very excited by the work happening on site.


 Discussing ideas and alterations to the steel screen details as a group.


 After a hard (Satur)day's work, we enjoyed lunch together at Frank Mapara's shop and discussed the coming week's program.




Thank you ladies for the food you prepared!!!