The Sun Is Finally Out!

We’re halfway through Spring and the weather is finally more sun than glum! It is also a time for new beginnings, and we wanted to give you some ideas and tips to help you improve your surroundings – for yourself, both in your…

Invite Your Neighbours To OurHood!

Tired of that irritating neighbourhood WhatsApp chat group? OurHood has been built specially for neighbours and neighbourhoods in mind. The platform provides a digital notice board specially designed for neighbourhood communication. Which is also divided into categories: Wanting to sell the car seat…

Have a Safe Halloween in Your Neighbourhood

It’s almost Halloween! With Halloween coming up (Wednesday, 31 October), OurHood thought this would be a great opportunity for the kids in your neighbourhood to dress-up and have some fun! If your neighbourhood is taking part in an organised evening of Trick or…

#BreastCancerAwareness

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your life changes dramatically. Cancer affects not only the individual diagnosed, but also the family, friends, and community of the person. Some friends may stop being in touch because they don’t know what…

OurHood’s September Highlights

September has been an eventful month for OurHood. We have changed our Social Media strategy to allow us to highlight our top posts each week for different categories. We wanted to make sure that we proudly show off our top South African citizens,…

Heritage Day

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on 24 September. On this day, South Africans across all spectrums of society are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions. In the wider context of a nation…

Crime & Safety Communication in your Neighbourhood

One of the key elements of OurHood is the platforms Crime and Safety section. This section of OurHood immediately sends a notification and email when a user posts an alert or reports a crime which has taken place in the neighbourhood. The OurHood…

World Cleanup Day – 15 September

As a follow-up to OurHood’s blog post last week about Heritage Month (and Day), Tourism Month, Arbor Week and National Wildlife Day (Put SA First This September), we wanted to bring World Cleanup Day to the OurHood community.   Picture credit: Facebook: @worldcleanupday2018…

Put SA first this September

September is a major month on South Africa’s calendar. Not only is it Heritage Month, with the 24th being Heritage Day, it also happens to be Tourism Month. Our heritage is our story, and our story is unlike any other.    Photo credits…

Women Entrepreneurs

“It was not so long ago that women did not have equal rights, nor were they allowed any ownership of property or other entities. Luckily, the picture is much different and today women are empowered and celebrated. Lightstone, the trusted provider of comprehensive…