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, November 20, 2010

Day 35: Launch Party and Handover

 The morning kicked of early with everyone participating in cleaning and preparing the site for all the activities happening today.
 The lecturers and examiners from UP were introduced to the community members that were always willing to help the students. The community were thanked for opening their community and homes for the students, and let the students learn through participation.
After the lectureres left, the community meeting started.
 

 A view of the whole site while the meeting is happening.
 Views of the outdoor meeting space.

The post box being used as a serving counter.
 After the meeting the celebration kicked off with some dancing.
 ...even the children joined in.

 A celebatory bottle of champagne was shared by all. Well done!

 The serving kiosk was converted into a DJ booth.

 People brought their barbeques and participated in the festivities.

THANK YOU SLOVO PARK!!!!