Local Business Highlight: Sidewalk Specials

Today we want to thank Sidewalk Specials for our newest member of the OurHood team, Lady.  About 1 year old, Lady is a foster from Sidewalk Specials, a non-profit dog-rescuing company set up by British born Rachel Sylvester. Despite moving to South Africa…

How to celebrate ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’ with your neighbours.

Eat your vegetables day

As children we were always told we must eat our vegetables, and as today is national ‘eat your vegetables day’ there really is no excuse! We know that eating greens is essential for getting the nutrients and vitamins needed for a long, healthy…

The Power of Local: OurHood’s upcoming update & Proudly South African

The Power of Local

With our latest update just around the corner we thought we would give you a sneak preview into one of its new features and our reasoning behind it. One of the features we are most excited about with the OurHood’s latest update, is…

Happy World Environment Day: How your neighbourhood can celebrate together

World Environment Day

‘Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate Change. If we don’t take action the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.’ –…

The Big Five on Crime & Safety

Crime OurHood

With crime an ever-present threat and on the rise in South Africa, we give you our top tips for staying safe in your neighbourhoods.  Cape Town ranked as the South African city with the highest rates of murder, robbery and non-violent property-related crimes in…

What’s New at OurHood?

OurHood Partners

A lot of exciting changes have been taking place in OurHood over the last several months. From its soft-launch in May 2014, OurHood has come a long way, now connecting over 1,300 neighbourhoods across the country. With such positive feedback and encouraging growth…

Updated Features & A Chance To Win!

We are excited to announce updated features on OurHood AND our competition where you can WIN R10 000! The updated app has new features, which include: The invite manager which you can to send to friends and fellow residents. Push notifications which will…

How Good Was Your 2018?!

As the Clicks advert goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” 2018 is drawing to a close, as today is already the first Monday of December. The year started with a new, enthusiastic team at OurHood in Cape Town, ready to…

Remember, Remember…

As the beautiful and colourful displays fill our skies, we thought we would remind you where it all started, share some child- and pet-friendly alternatives, and give you some fun ideas of how to celebrate Guy Fawkes with your neighbours and peers… The…

OurHood’s October Highlights

Last month at OurHood, we changed our Social Media strategy to allow us to highlight our top posts for the month in different categories. We want to make sure that we proudly show off our top South African citizens, food and places, in…