World Clean Up Day

World Clean Up Day

In 2018, on 18th September, 18 million people across 157 countries and territories united for the biggest waste collection day in human history. Whilst it is an impressive statistic, we believe that we can beat this record! Saturday 21st September is World Clean…

#40seconds

World Mental Health Day

In light of yesterday being World Suicide Prevention Day, we wanted to highlight the start of the World Health Organisation’s #40seconds movement. World Mental Health Day takes place on 10th October and this year’s theme is suicide prevention. Yesterday, WHO began their efforts…

September

September

Can you believe it is September already? Spring is here and summer on the horizon! As the national month for heritage, tourism and heart awareness, it appears that September is a busy time. To help you keep on top of all that is…

Support your local neighbourhood watch and increase safety in your community!

Neighbourhood Watch

OurHood has been an invaluable platform for streamlining and providing accurate information between the GMWCP committee, the security service provider and residents. At the touch of a key, the committee is now able to reach a significantly larger audience than before with real…

The Do’s and Don’ts of OurHood

Good Neighbours

OurHood revolves around the simple, yet essential, concept of community. We aim to help build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities by bringing residents together. The private online platform allows neighbours to connect with one another in a safe and secure way and share anything from crime…

How to cut down the cost of your electricity bill

Energy costs

OurHood is a private online platform which brings residents together with the purpose of building stronger, safer and more inclusive communities. We aim to provide neighbours with an easy way to share information, including crime and safety, recommendations and tradesmen referrals, lost pets,…

Women’s Day – 9th August

National Women's Day

In South Africa, Women’s Day is a day to both celebrate women’s contribution to achieving freedom in South Africa, and more specifically, the actions of those women in 1956 who marched for their freedom and equality. On 9 August 1956, 20,000 women of…

A Turning Point for the South African Rental Market

Rental Market

Despite the pessimistic predictions made in 2018 concerning South Africa’s rental market, the year 2019 is proving to be a relatively positive time for rental properties. According to PayProp’s Rental Index for Q1 2019, Q4 2018 was a clear turning point in the…

SA’s Drug Awareness Week: 24th to 28th June

Drug Awareness Week

This Wednesday is the start of South Africa’s Drug Awareness Week. The campaign is designed to create awareness around drug and alcohol addiction in South Africa and is an opportunity to address how we can effectively reduce the impact of substance abuse. Misuse…

Proud Partnership: Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection NPC

Proud Partners

Thanks to the efforts of the Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection (GMWCP) to strengthen communication and collaboration between neighbours, 62 percent of Gallo Manor’s users report feeling more secure in their neighbourhood since engaging with OurHood. Since joining the OurHood community in 2017,…