Category Archives: Inside OH

Inside OurHood: meet the team!

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,…

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…

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…

Here’s why your community needs OurHood

We have Facebook to stay in touch with friends, Uber to catch a ride and Twitter to share our thoughts. But there is one aspect of our physical lives that is yet to be specifically catered for online – connecting to our neighbours.…

TECH TALK: Q&A on Classifieds and Recommendations

By now you must have seen the new Classifieds and Recommendation sections on OurHood. Maybe you’ve even managed to sell a few items to your neighbours. OurHood front-end developer, Micheal Botes gives us an overview of what work went into creating these new features that…

Tech Talk – Our Front End

In the last year, the OurHood engineers have had the strenuous task of rebuilding and rewriting the structure of the platform. This rewrite was necessary to not only transition from old technology but to also improve functionality, usability and design. Micheal Botes, OurHood…

Important maintenance checks ahead of the storm

Heavy rain, gale force winds and low temperatures are expected this week as South Africa is set to experience a significant winter storm. And while this storm may mark the unofficial start of winter, during which storms and heavy rainfall occur regularly, it…

Content Marketing & Social Media Intern

OurHood is searching for a content marketing and social media intern starting from end of August/beginning of September 2016 for a period of 3 or 5 months. TASKS: Managing social media accounts: constant attention to share stories, create original content and promote OurHood through…

OurHood – connecting neighbours

The way we communicate with each other has evolved so rapidly that “being connected” has topped our well-being priority list. And who can blame us? Humans are essentially social creatures. Modern technology and communication platforms have made it easier to fulfil this crucial…