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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Slovo Park Project 2011


For the next few weeks workshops will take place in Slovo Park with the aims of eventually trying to identify the community's architectural vision for the future of Slovo Park.

The research team is comprised of the members of the community together in partnership with the research interests of the University of Pretoria

The Research Team
The Research team thus far consists of:



Our team has kindly offered their time, in participating in the bi-monthly workshops held in Slovo .The outcome of the efforts of the research team will be posted shortly,as the process gains momentum