Honouring Navanethem “Navi” Pillay

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…

Hashtags that are Empowering Women

Women have been fighting for their rights for centuries. This week, OurHood continues its Women’s month campaign by looking into the use of social media and how women have been able to connect on a global scale to create a stronger community. Women…

Honouring Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…

South African Bloggers Who Inspire Us (Part 2)

Because it’s Women’s Month, OurHood decided to chat to 10 beautiful female bloggers around South Africa, who we thought are using their talents to put some positive energy out into “internet land”. They also reminded us what a stunning and diverse place we…

Womens Day Events

“Women have an unique power of being able to look at the world’s problems and discover solutions that transforms lives and makes the world a better place.” — Dr Ayanna Howard South African Women’s Day commemorates the national march of women on August…

Honouring Dr Frene Ginwala

This Thursday, the 9th of August, is not only a public holiday, but also a very important day in our country’s history. Thursday is Women’s Day. August is also Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August, is Women’s Equality Day.   Picture…

South African Bloggers Who Inspire Us (Part 1)

Today, it has become common for people to share their lives on social media; letting others know what they’re up to, their thoughts, their opinions, their cat’s movements… Blogs, however, allow people to express themselves much more creatively, doing deeper research on topics of…

BRICS

BRICS is an acronym that stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. It is an organisation that aims to group the world’s leading emerging economies together and work towards increasing trade and economic growth months the countries. “The BRICS approach is…

You CAN Make A Difference

Anyone and everyone is able to be a major part of a community, regardless of social or economic status. “You don’t need to come from wealth or privilege to make a difference.” – Joni Ernst   Pic credit: Creative Commons Forget about hierarchy.…

Safety Apps for South Africans

South Africa can sometimes be a dangerous place. With the use of technology, communities have been made safer and more secure for residents. Here are 5 apps that South Africans should use to ensure their safety at all times. OurHood OurHood is a private…