Author Archives: Meghan

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.…

Honouring Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

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.…

South African Bloggers Who Inspire Us (Part 2)

Because it’s Women’s Month, OurHood decided to chat to 10 beautiful female bloggers around South Africa, who we thought are using their talents to put some positive energy out into “internet land”. They also reminded us what a stunning and diverse place we…

Honouring Dr Frene Ginwala

This Thursday, the 9th of August, is not only a public holiday, but also a very important day in our country’s history. Thursday is Women’s Day. August is also Women’s Month, and Sunday, the 26th of August, is Women’s Equality Day.   Picture…

South African Bloggers Who Inspire Us (Part 1)

Today, it has become common for people to share their lives on social media; letting others know what they’re up to, their thoughts, their opinions, their cat’s movements… Blogs, however, allow people to express themselves much more creatively, doing deeper research on topics of…

You CAN Make A Difference

Anyone and everyone is able to be a major part of a community, regardless of social or economic status. “You don’t need to come from wealth or privilege to make a difference.” – Joni Ernst   Pic credit: Creative Commons Forget about hierarchy.…

BE THE LEGACY

“It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” OurHood celebrates and honours Nelson Mandela, and what would have been his 100th birthday. 18 July 1918 – 05 December 2013    Photo credits: Left: Creative Commons…