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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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Day 20: Gum poles, Reeds, Preparing and Levelling for Paving, Steel and Wall cont.

Wednesday early morning the last four gum poles were sawed, oiled and planted.

The first reeds were cut and cleaned, ready to dry and to be fixed into the steel screens that is being prepared by Shaiks. 

Cleaning the paving area and levelling is turning out to be quite a big job. The girls are showing how it's done.   

The masonry wall is nearing completion and is already at lintel height.