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 6, 2013

Day 3: Up-Cycling

Day 3 required only a few students on site to dig the rest of the trenches.The rest of us were left in the studio to come up with a design using the recycled materials.

The material .

Experimenting by cutting the bottles into various lengths. Only 1 accident-no fatalities luckily.

Concept designs for the use of bottles on the fish seating.



Playing around with different patterns and arrangements.

Lerato extra excited about the task.


The M-Tech students were complaining that our brainstorming and arranging of recycled bottles were too noisy for them, so we put a beautifully designed sign outside their door.