Author Archives: Meghan

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…

Put SA first this September

September is a major month on South Africa’s calendar. Not only is it Heritage Month, with the 24th being Heritage Day, it also happens to be Tourism Month. Our heritage is our story, and our story is unlike any other.    Photo credits…

Honouring Wangarĩ Maathai

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…

The Grace Factory

There’s a little over a week left of Women’s Month, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop celebrating the fairer sex! So, continuing with the theme, OurHood spoke to The Grace Factory about the incredible work the NPO does for the women…

Honouring Navanethem “Navi” Pillay

Because the 9th of August was Women’s Day, August is Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day, OurHood has decided that every Tuesday we will discuss one woman in history whose brave actions paved the way for women today.…