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, June 20, 2017

Slovo Playground + Build 2017

Playground Plus+ 2017

With the first phase of the project already completed. Funded by PPC, 1to1 has collaborated with Steve Hoffe of Build a Future to support the Slovo Park Youth Forum to build the second phase of the Playground+ in Slovo Park.



Phase two includes the further construction of play equipment, seating structure and micro-enterprise support elements where community members can meet, sit and relax and manage their local business interests.





The structure was designed and built by the Slovo Park Youth Forum  after attending various training and design sessions with Build a Future, with PPC contributing cement financial support towards other project materials.