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.




Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mandela Day 2014

Slovo Park Community Development Forum and 1to1 - Agency of Engagement would like to thank all those who supported the Slovo Park residents on the Mandela Day activities! 

Mica Hardware Lenasia, Romans Pizza Southgate, Daniel Van Der Merwe & PPC Cement as well as the student volunteers from AEISEC, and the University of Johannesburg.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Slovo Park 2014 - Playground +

In 2014 students from the University of Johannesburg returned to Slovo Park alongside the SPCDF to address the 2013 Playground.


Friday, November 8, 2013

DAY 5: Final Day on Site

We arrived on site excited and beaming with pride and positivity having accomplished so much and ready to see our design come to life.

The concrete had cure over night so once on site we began organising
 the layout of the tyres and finalising the layout as we await
the arrival of the concrete truck to finish off the fish.

 The concrete arrives on site and its poured into the fish and the remainder
was used to create the additional seats.

We allowed for the concrete to cure a little then we began decorating
the concrete with tiles and recycled plastic bottles and lids
and the help of the kids on site.

More of the final decoration finishes.

We begin to clear out the site.

Both the kids and the students enjoy the site!!!!

We watch as the kids begin to engage with the site and show us
how talented they really are,
and reminding us just how old we really were .

We began this project with the hope of making a difference in the lives of these young kids but through this process we the students learnt that these kids brought joy to us seeing the difference we made was worth all the hard work and the body aches. It also united us as a group, knowing that we as individuals came together to create some thing so wonderful ... this was an experience of a life time one that will stick with us forever!!!