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, July 27, 2013

Community/Student Playground Painting Day


After arranging the student build day to prepare the truck for the project, the community and student build team arrived on site.


Paint was sponsored, and materials including the brushes, pans and cleaning items were donated from various sources.



The children were the most prominent members involved in the painting day, and were very enthusiastic to get involved.






















In all, the painting was a great success, this is only the first step in the process. The structures and playground elements are in the process and will be implemented soon.

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after