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The Do’s and Don’ts of OurHood

Good Neighbours

OurHood revolves around the simple, yet essential, concept of community. We aim to help build stronger, safer and more inclusive communities by bringing residents together. The private online platform allows neighbours to connect with one another in a safe and secure way and share anything from crime…

How to cut down the cost of your electricity bill

Energy costs

OurHood is a private online platform which brings residents together with the purpose of building stronger, safer and more inclusive communities. We aim to provide neighbours with an easy way to share information, including crime and safety, recommendations and tradesmen referrals, lost pets,…

Women’s Day – 9th August

National Women's Day

In South Africa, Women’s Day is a day to both celebrate women’s contribution to achieving freedom in South Africa, and more specifically, the actions of those women in 1956 who marched for their freedom and equality. On 9 August 1956, 20,000 women of…

A Turning Point for the South African Rental Market

Rental Market

Despite the pessimistic predictions made in 2018 concerning South Africa’s rental market, the year 2019 is proving to be a relatively positive time for rental properties. According to PayProp’s Rental Index for Q1 2019, Q4 2018 was a clear turning point in the…

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…