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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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Materials still required

Thank you to all the fantastic sponsors, every little bit counts and we appreciate your contribution.


We are still in need of certain materials :

Existing steel structure
  • Steel _ 15
  • Sandpaper sanding disc _ 20
  • Grinding discs _ 3
  • Primer _ 30 litres
  • IBR sheeting (clear) _ 2 panels
  • Paint brushes _ 15

Steel panels
  • Nuts, bolts, washers _ 5bags (14x35m) bags
  • Wattle lats standard _ 60

Community centre Slab

  • Shuttering (timber planks) _ 20 (250x38mm)
  • Chicken wire _ 90m2
  • brickforce _ 2 rolls

New addition
  • bricks - 3000
  • cement 50kg bags - 25 bags (thank you Builders Warehouse!)
  • brickforce - 4 rolls Building sand 10m3

Paving of public meeting space

  • Steel pegs (500mm) - 40
  • Construction line - 4
  • Concrete lintels - 115m length
  • Pavers - 250m2
  • River sand - 50m3

New water Point
  • Pvc piping - 22mm 4m
  • Connections t-joints - 4

Post boxes to be adapted
  • Primer - 40litres
  • Paint brushes - 15
  • Turpentine - 10 bottles
  • Paint pans/buckets - 10
Landscape

  • compost 10kg bags - 5 bags
  • trees Indigenous - 10
  • grass - 50m2
  • Grass blocks - 20m2


Please contact me on mienke.hattingh@gmail.com if you can assist with any of these.


Thank you,


Slovo Park Team