Author Archives: Amy Franz

Some Guidelines When Planning Your Next Holiday

Holidays are fun and relaxing. However, planning a holiday can be a bit of a hassel. Here are some steps on how to plan the perfect holiday. Stress-free. Rough Budget Figuring out a rough budget is the first step to planning your holiday.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tariff Increase

The budget speech, which included the proposed tariff increases for cape town has left many of the city’s residents shocked. The price of water and sanitation have increased significantly. The price of water increasing by almost 50% over the past two years. The increase…

Healthy Living

There is a huge problem in today’s society, too many people are overweight. Two-thirds of South African women are overweight and one-third of South African men are overweight. This needs to change. Being healthy can not only prevent certain illnesses but also make…

GPRRA AGM

After three years of lobbying, the Green Point Ratepayers’ and Residents’ Association (GPRRA) has finally convinced Heritage Western Cape to acknowledge that the Green Point Common is worthy of being declared a provincial heritage site. About Green Point Common The Green Point Common…

Landfill Crisis! Here is how you can help.

Landfills in the country are running out of space rapidly. 108 million tonnes of waste is generated by South Africans each year. The rate of waste generation is not the only problem we are facing. The management of landfills is also a dilemma.…

Back To School Tricks

Going back to school is a stressful time for both parents and children. Ourhood wants to help reduce this stress by giving you some helpful tips and tricks to get organised for school. The day before Check supplies  Check if they are any…