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…

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…

Report Crime to Stop Crime.

Crime OurHood

OurHood is a private online platform where you can connect with your neighbours and community and share information on crime and safety, recommendations and tradesmen referrals, lost pets, local services and general news. Our mission is to create safer communities across South Africa,…

What’s On in November?

November South Africa

November is here and what better way to start with the rugby World Cup finals? (Come on Boks!) But rugby aside you will find plenty going on this month. To give you some ideas, we have created a list of just a few…

How to Have a Safe Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and that means it is time to get planning! Whilst Halloween in South Africa is not quite the grand celebration it is in America and the UK, it is becoming more and more popular every year as…

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Join in the cause to help women in need today. Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancers among women in South Africa, with 1 in 27 at risk of being diagnosed with it at some…

10th October: World Mental Health Day

world mental health day

Today, on Thursday 10th October, we recognise World Mental Health Day. Mental health problems are the result of a complex interplay between biological, psychological, social and environmental factors. One in four people around the world struggle with mental disorders, yet nearly two-thirds of…