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SA’s Drug Awareness Week: 24th to 28th June

Drug Awareness Week

This Wednesday is the start of South Africa’s Drug Awareness Week. The campaign is designed to create awareness around drug and alcohol addiction in South Africa and is an opportunity to address how we can effectively reduce the impact of substance abuse. Misuse…

Proud Partnership: Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection NPC

Proud Partners

Thanks to the efforts of the Gallo Manor Wendywood Community Protection (GMWCP) to strengthen communication and collaboration between neighbours, 62 percent of Gallo Manor’s users report feeling more secure in their neighbourhood since engaging with OurHood. Since joining the OurHood community in 2017,…

The OurHood Guide

Inspire Happy Hoods

Whilst many of you are already active neighbours in the OurHood community, there are some of you who may not yet be members, or who simply feel they are not fully utilising their membership. That is why we wanted to write a brief…

Mandela Month

Mandela Month

Across the globe, on 18thJuly, the day of Mandela’s birthday, Mandela Day is celebrated to honour the legacy of our former President, Nelson Mandela. In South Africa, however, one day is simply not enough, and that is why we celebrate Mandela Month. In…

Local Business Highlight: Sidewalk Specials

Today we want to thank Sidewalk Specials for our newest member of the OurHood team, Lady.  About 1 year old, Lady is a foster from Sidewalk Specials, a non-profit dog-rescuing company set up by British born Rachel Sylvester. Despite moving to South Africa…

How to celebrate ‘Eat Your Vegetables Day’ with your neighbours.

Eat your vegetables day

As children we were always told we must eat our vegetables, and as today is national ‘eat your vegetables day’ there really is no excuse! We know that eating greens is essential for getting the nutrients and vitamins needed for a long, healthy…

The Power of Local: OurHood’s upcoming update & Proudly South African

The Power of Local

With our latest update just around the corner we thought we would give you a sneak preview into one of its new features and our reasoning behind it. One of the features we are most excited about with the OurHood’s latest update, is…

Happy World Environment Day: How your neighbourhood can celebrate together

World Environment Day

‘Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate Change. If we don’t take action the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.’ –…

The Big Five on Crime & Safety

Crime OurHood

With crime an ever-present threat and on the rise in South Africa, we give you our top tips for staying safe in your neighbourhoods.  Cape Town ranked as the South African city with the highest rates of murder, robbery and non-violent property-related crimes in…

What’s New at OurHood?

OurHood Partners

A lot of exciting changes have been taking place in OurHood over the last several months. From its soft-launch in May 2014, OurHood has come a long way, now connecting over 1,300 neighbourhoods across the country. With such positive feedback and encouraging growth…