Author Archives: Amy Franz

Ideas for the weekend

Weekends are a fun way to connect with new people and to strengthen relationships with your friends and family. The problem is that many people end up not doing much during their weekend. So here are just a few ideas for you to do…

Carpooling, the Solution to the Petrol Increase

South Africans have been hit hard. Not only has VAT just increased by 1% from 14% to 15%  but petrol has had a huge increase this month. Recently the petrol prices increased by an average of 70 cents per litre. A litre of…

Ideas for the Long Weekend

Don’t know what to do this long weekend? Your city is packed full of fun and family friendly events and activities. Here is your chance to discover a new part of your city. Events in your area Sunset walk on Delvera Vineyard An…

Holiday Safety Tips

Holidays can be an exciting time for families. Staying safe during the holidays is vital and can make or break your holiday experience. Here are some safety measures to keep the holiday spirit alive. Safety tips cars Stash it, don’t flash it –…

Become an everyday hero, become an active citizen.

Human rights day has just passed and one of our rights is the right to citizenship. It is an important  that forms part of our bill of rights.  Being a prominent member of society is also an important ideal with the people at OurHood. Active…

Things to do on Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day commemorates an iconic day in our country’s history when determined and brave South Africans stood up for what their rights – at a fatal cost. 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a crowd of ordinary…

Grab your neighbours. Start a water committee

Water remains a crucial resource and the recent water crisis that has affected many parts of South Africa shows just how dependent we are on this resource According to the Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa is a water scarce country and is…