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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Friday, March 30, 2012

Slovo Fire Disaster 30-March-2012

A fire stated when a candle was knocked over in one household. The fire spread quickly to the other homes in the yard. Luckily there were no serious injuries but many possesions were lost.

Once again Takolias hardware in Kliptown generously assisted with the purchase of new materials to quickly re-erect shelters for the families who lost their homes. Takolias has shown as always that they support and assist the communities not only in Kliptown but also Slovo Park.

New structures were erected and with outside support  as well as that of the community, food furniture and clothes were donated.

The government assisted with food parcels.