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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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day 19: Everybody wants to Help

The morning was busy and rushed as everyone hustled to get all necessary work done, before the concrete arrived.

And all plumbing work and trenches were made ready for casting.Most of the day was spent trying to find a generator again, to finish the steel work. Luckily a factory in Nancefield industrial allowed us to do the welding on their premises.

Everybody wanted to help even the very little ones. Today was infact a very very productive day!