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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Contributors

Slovo Park Devleopment Forum

Slovo Park Youth Forum

Slovo Park Business Forum

University of Pretoria

Carin Combrinck
Jhono Bennett
Jacqueline Cuyler
Claudia Fillipe
Isabel Van Wyk De Gouveia
Linda Makgubutlane
Mienke Dreyer
Byron Snow
Tom Nomico
Bronwyn Flemming
Daniel Aarons
Carla Taljaard
Yolandi Viljoen
Omar Horzook
Tuliza Sindi
Abbey Walsh
Kiana Martins
Tialise Taljaard
Clare Hughes
Ingmar Buchner
JCP Students 2012
Alex Becker
Muhammed
Dawjee,
Nick Randall
Taryn Leefrink
Adam O
Micheal Duvel
Alexander Melck

University of Johannesburg

Denver Hendricks
Yusuf Chothria
Jan Potgieter
Megan Louise Wilson
Jamela Mkansi
Heidi Lu
Jade Botes
Isabella da Rocha
Tebogo Kgatla
Siphiwe Siphiwe
Tebogo Mokgwetsane
Natasha Celestine Ramos
Mohau Moidi
Kerry Trebble
Kagiso Teke
Lerato Botlhoko
Aweni Nenongwe
Mikhael Thulani Maluleke
Gareth How
Cheslin Erasmus
Crystal Angela Francis
Dewald Skiepy Le Roux
Dashan Munsamy
Roland Britz
Rosalie Ferreira
Armand Barnard
Ricardo De Sousa
Corrie Smit
Anneke Wallendorf
Aisha Balde
Shawn Constant
Simone Pretorius
Lual Aluel Kuol Makuach
Ruben Smit
Rudelle Bezuidenhout
Kyle Blake
Tebogo Ntsoane
Kholokazi KhLz Ngoma
Vikash Mithal
Muyi B. Adegun
Dipna Morar
Kabelo Kay'b Matlou
Wandile Mkhwanazi
Barry Crouch
Travis Lee
Binaica Morar
Kagiso Bokaba
1to1 - Agency of Engagement

Jhono Bennett
Jacqueline Cuyler

Other

Socio-Economic Rights Institute
South African Shack/Slum Dwellers International Alliance
University of South Africa