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Father’s Day

  Father’s Day is just around the corner. Plan the perfect day for your dad at one of these amazing places for the special day. Vredenheim Animal Farm Take your father on a Big Cat experience at Vredenheim Wildlife & Winery. On Father’s Day, dad will receive a complimentary tractor ride and free entry into […]

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Youth Day

Thousands of black students went on a protest rally, in Soweto on the 16th of June 1976. The students were protesting against an official Government order which made Afrikaans compulsory in all medium schools throughout the country, many of which had neither language in their schools. Police began confronting the protesting students who were apart of the […]

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June is World Blood Donation Month

“Approximately 3300 units of blood are required in South Africa every single day,” according to Ivor Hobbs, Regional Marketing Manager at the South African National Blood Service (SANBS). So, why don’t you donate blood? Are you scared of needles? We understand if you are. But a small needle prick could mean the difference between life and death for you or […]

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Call 2 Care

Call 2 Care (C2C) was born out of the goodness of the team’s hearts, simply by realising what a huge difference one person can make. This Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) “serves to uplift and empower those in need, through sustainable solution models”, and do exactly that in numerous ways. OurHood (OH) spoke to C2C’s Co-Founder, Alexandrnya (Alex) […]

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Mothers Day Preparation

“Mothers, I believe, intoxicate us. We idolize them and take them for granted. We hate them and blame them and exalt them more thoroughly than anyone else in our lives. We sift through the evidence of their love, reassure ourselves of their affection and its biological genesis. We can steal and lie and leave and […]

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Shrinkflation… The new inflation

Have you noticed how a lot of your favourite brands have been decreasing the size of their products? This unfortunate reality is called Shrinkflation. Shrinkflation is becoming a big problem in South Africa with big brands like Coca-Cola, Cadbury and I&J to name a few.  Find out all you need to know about this new kind […]

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OurHood Update

WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE NEW AND UPDATED OURHOOD PLATFORM WHAT ARE OUR NEW FEATURES? Ourhood has categorised the platforms noticeboards which gives you the ability to activate or deactivate notifications for the various pages. This gives you the freedom to choose what you want to be notified about.  Some of the pages […]

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Podcasting

Podcasts are a relatively new medium globally and very new for South Africans.  There has been tremendous growth in the podcast industry within the last 5 years. South Africa’s podcast listener audience is relatively small compared to international markets. There is a niche market of podcasters but these numbers of listeners and podcasters are growing […]