Your Notifications, Your Choice!

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Are you tired of receiving endless notifications? So are we, and that’s why with the OurHood app, you choose exactly what you want to be notified about. Changing your notification settings is a short and simple process, where not only you can decide…

How to Create an Alert.

OurHood is a free, private online platform which allows you to connect with your neighbours and community, in turn creating stronger and safer environments to live in. One of the key features of OurHood, is that members can keep updated on any crime…

Happy New Year from OurHood

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With new year comes new plans and resolutions, and at OurHood we have an exciting year ahead. Growing partnerships are in discussions, and new features are in development, all of which we look forward to sharing with you over the coming months. As…

Keeping Your Home Safe this Christmas

Christmas is South Africa

Whilst Christmas is a time for love and cheer, crime rates in South Africa rise dramatically over the festive period. In a blog earlier this month, we covered some simple tips on how to stay safe over the festive season (refresh your memory…

Load Shedding Safety Tips

Load Shedding

With a week of heavy shed loading ahead, we thought we would share with you a few simple tips to keep safe when those lights go out. * Keep an eye on the proposed load shedding times so that you and your family…

5 Great Reasons Why You Should Get To Know Your Neighbours

GET TOKNOW YOURNEIGHBOURS

Knowing your neighbours comes with a wide range of benefits, from enhanced safety to a greater community identity. Yet in our busy lives, it can be hard to find the time to connect with our local community. OurHood aims to change this, by…

How to Volunteer with your Neighbours

Volunteers Day

International Volunteers Day is a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work.¬† With our busy lives, the idea of finding the time to volunteer may seem like an impossible task. However,¬†volunteering is an…

Becoming an OurHood Partner

Our mission at OurHood is to create safer, better and more connected neighbourhoods, and we believe that community partners are important role players in making this vision a reality. The OurHood Partner Portal is a free, private and secure communication tool which allows…

Staying Safe this Festive Season

Christmas in South Africa

Crime is an ongoing problem in South Africa, and the bad news is that crime levels tend to increase markedly over the festive season. Greater community involvement is one of the best ways to prevent crime and increase safety in a neighbourhood, and…

Every Drop Counts: Simple Tips for Saving Water

save water

DID YOU KNOW… whilst up to 70 percent of the world is covered by water, less than 1 percent is fresh water accessible to humans? * Whilst we have come a long way since ‘Day Zero’ in Cape Town, water levels are still…