Author Archives: Meghan

How Good Was Your 2018?!

As the Clicks advert goes: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” 2018 is drawing to a close, as today is already the first Monday of December. The year started with a new, enthusiastic team at OurHood in Cape Town, ready to…

Remember, Remember…

As the beautiful and colourful displays fill our skies, we thought we would remind you where it all started, share some child- and pet-friendly alternatives, and give you some fun ideas of how to celebrate Guy Fawkes with your neighbours and peers… The…

OurHood’s October Highlights

Last month at OurHood, we changed our Social Media strategy to allow us to highlight our top posts for the month in different categories. We want to make sure that we proudly show off our top South African citizens, food and places, in…

The Sun Is Finally Out!

We’re halfway through Spring and the weather is finally more sun than glum! It is also a time for new beginnings, and we wanted to give you some ideas and tips to help you improve your surroundings – for yourself, both in your…

Invite Your Neighbours To OurHood!

Tired of that irritating neighbourhood WhatsApp chat group? OurHood has been built specially for neighbours and neighbourhoods in mind. The platform provides a digital notice board specially designed for neighbourhood communication. Which is also divided into categories: Wanting to sell the car seat…

Have a Safe Halloween in Your Neighbourhood

It’s almost Halloween! With Halloween coming up (Wednesday, 31 October), OurHood thought this would be a great opportunity for the kids in your neighbourhood to dress-up and have some fun! If your neighbourhood is taking part in an organised evening of Trick or…

#BreastCancerAwareness

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your life changes dramatically. Cancer affects not only the individual diagnosed, but also the family, friends, and community of the person. Some friends may stop being in touch because they don’t know what…

Crime & Safety Communication in your Neighbourhood

One of the key elements of OurHood is the platforms Crime and Safety section. This section of OurHood immediately sends a notification and email when a user posts an alert or reports a crime which has taken place in the neighbourhood. The OurHood…

World Cleanup Day – 15 September

As a follow-up to OurHood’s blog post last week about Heritage Month (and Day), Tourism Month, Arbor Week and National Wildlife Day (Put SA First This September), we wanted to bring World Cleanup Day to the OurHood community.   Picture credit: Facebook: @worldcleanupday2018…