Author Archives: Amy Franz

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…

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…

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…

Women’s 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…

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…

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…

Proudly South African Recipes

South Africa is filled with rich culture. One of the main things that define South African culture is the variety of different food. Part of South Africa’s culture around food is that cooking is social and often brings multiple cultures together around the…

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…