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, December 28, 2010

Christmas presents and a party at the hall



Thank you to all the sponsors, from within the Slovo park community as well the few from outside, involved in donating christmas presents and clothes for the children.

Many people wanted to contribute but could not donate anything we needed during our construction process, all the additional donations were handed out on the 16th.




I am happy to report that the paving has been completed and there are extra bricks to allow additional areas to be paved.

It seems the true function of the postbox is destined to be a DJ booth.